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MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: Elliott and McCormick Yard

A directory of brick-making in Manitoba

A directory of block-making in Manitoba

People involved in brick and block-making in Manitoba

A glossary of terms relating to bricks and blocks

In 1897, William Elliott and George McCormick formed a partnership to make brick by hand at Carman. Elliott had several years of experience in Ontario previous to this and, by June 1897, work had commenced on the new brick yard which was located in Clark’s Grove. The yard site under this partnership was no longer in operation by 1898. In June 1898, Thomas Haines and William Elliott attempted a revival of the Elliott and McCormick Yard and were expected to fire a kiln of 60,000 bricks. Haines was a local builder in Carman. By 1900, this yard site was under the management of a Mr. Robinson but it is unclear who the owner of the site was at that time.

In September 1897, bricks from Elliott and McCormick were used for the foundation of Dr. Gordon’s new house at Carman.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2019

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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. .

Bricks | Blocks | People | Glossary

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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