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MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: Douglas Yard

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David Douglas owned and operated a brick yard at Emerson, east of the Canadian Pacific Railway track and north of the railway water tank, in 1882. He employed anywhere from eight to 18 men and was said to have the most well-equipped yard, with two Bulmer and Shepard brick-making machines that he had shipped in from Montréal. They had the capacity to turn out 30,000 bricks per day. His first kiln of brick produced 150,000 bricks by mid-July 1882. The sand used at the brick yard was brought in from Stony Mountain. It is unknown how long his brick yard was in operation.

Sources:

Manitoba Brick Yards by Randy Rostecki, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch Report, May 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 May 2020

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Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

A history of the manufacture of bricks and concrete blocks in Manitoba, based on research by Randy Rostecki for the Manitoba Historic Resources Branch and supplemented by information compiled by Gordon Goldsborough of the Manitoba Historical Society. .

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We thank Hugh Arklie, Gordon McDiarmid, and Heather Bertnick for their help in the development of this online guide. Financial support of the Thomas Sill Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. Additional information was provided by Ina Bramadat, David Butterfield, Neil Christoffersen, Frank Korvemaker, Ed Ledohowski, Ken Storie, Lynette Stow, and Tracey Winthrop-Meyers.

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