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MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: Newdale Brick 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

What became known as the Newdale Brick Yard was situated originally in the Marney district (22-15-21W) and was established in the Newdale area (SE6-16-21W) in 1903. Its owners were Jack Sage and Harry Sage along with Robert H. “Bob” Partridge and Joseph W. “Joe” Partridge. They fired their first kiln of bricks on 23 June 1903. Buildings constructed using Newdale bricks, that ranged in colour from yellowish-red to dark red, included Dr. Rutherford’s residence and the Anglican Church at Strathclair; the Strathclair town hall; and a house located at SW32-15-21W. The plant operated for two years under the management of George Bull until the clay deposit was exhausted in 1904.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 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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