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Harry Payne of Souris started a brick yard just west of Hartney in 1895, on a tract of land purchased from H. Hammond. By April 1896, Payne and his workers were producing 100,000 bricks per kiln. In his brick-making season of 1897, Payne burned three kilns, with the last one producing 150,000 reddish and white-coloured bricks in mid-November. Sold for $8 per thousand bricks, Payne shipped his brick to towns east and west of Hartney. In 1897, Payne sold his bricks to W. Hopkins for the veneer of his store at Emerson, and for the construction of two houses in the Hartney area. In 1899, he made improvements to his brick yard and was producing 30,000 bricks per day. The Payne yard continued in business into 1901 when Payne opened a second yard site. However, by 1902, Payne was no longer producing brick.

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Henry Hugh “Harry” Payne (1858-1941)


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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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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