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Frank Korvemaker

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Frank Korvemaker
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Archaeologist, historian, archivist.


Frank Korvemaker is a construction historian who was born in The Netherlands and educated in Canada. He has worked in the field of heritage resource conservation, documentation, and development for over half a century. He has been employed by Parks Canada as an historical archaeologist, as a curator of artifacts for the Fort Edmonton Project, and he was Chief of Research for Alberta’s Historic Sites Service. He worked in various capacities for the Heritage Branch of the Saskatchewan government from 1979 to 2004. He was the first Manager of the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation, where he coordinated the development of the Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site. He worked for the Saskatchewan Archives Board from 2004 to 2013.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Claybank Brick Plant: Preserving a Canadian Treasure in Rural Saskatchewan
Prairie History, Number 1, Winter 2020

History Brick-by-Brick: The Mysterious Menomonie Brick
Prairie History, Number 5, Summer 2021

Selected other publications are listed below. Some of the sources are in final format, but many are in a draft stage, subject to ongoing revision. They are provided for the benefit of anyone researching the same topic who might be interested in seeing what else has been compiled on this subject.



Historic Architecture of Saskatchewan (1985)
Principle photographer - Frank Korvemaker

Legacy of Stone: Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings (2008)
by Margaret Hryniuk, Frank Korvemaker, and Larry Easton

Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan (2014)
by Margaret Hryniuk, Frank Korvemaker, and Larry Easton
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History Built Brick by Brick
Saskatchewan's Architecture Heritage Magazine: WORTH Magazine, 2004-2014

Developing Letterhead in a Small Prairie Town
Saskatchewan History, Vol. 50, No. 1, Spring 2006

The Claybank Brick Plant: A Canadian Treasure
Sighting, citing, siting: Crossfiring / Mama Wetotan, 2009

(Architecture and Engineering)

Diocese of Qu'Appelle: Reports - Regina - Cathedral and College Site - 1979 - Korvemaker (Heritage Brandon report)
PDF: Regina - Cathedral and College Site.pdf

Saskatchewan Architects Directory, version 8 - 31 March 2017
PDF: Sk. Arch. Directory.pdf

Bank of Toronto - Saskatchewan Branches, version 5 - 9 February 2019
PDF: Bank of Toronto - Saskatchewan Branches.pdf

Regina - Bank of Montreal, version 3 - 10 January 2018
PDF: Regina - Bank of Montreal.pdf

Round Barns of Saskatchewan, version 21 - 25 February 2021
PDF: Round Barns of Saskatchewan.pdf

Truax, Saskatchewan: Truax Centennial - 1911-14 photos
PDF: Truax Centennial.pdf

Reports - Regina - OK Marking Limited - 2003
PDF: Regina - OK Marking Ltd.pdf

Department Stores in Saskatchewan, version 5 - 24 February 2016
PDF: Department Stores in Saskatchewan.pdf

Inventory of Hudson Bay Company Stores, version 3 - 3 March 2015
PDF: Inventory of Hudson Bay Company Stores.pdf

Flour and Grist Mills in Saskatchewan, version 14 - 1 June 2022
PDF: Flour and Grist Mills in Saskatchewan.pdf

Historic Scaffolding in Saskatchewan, version 1 - 25 February 2019
PDF: Historic Scaffolding in Saskatchewan.pdf

Regina - Empire Hotel, version 5 - 9 January 2018
PDF: Regina - Empire Hotel.pdf

Reports - Saskatchewan's Men's Clubs - 2002
PDF: Saskatchewan Men's Clubs.pdf

Illustrated Inventory of NWT Government Buildings, version 3 - 16 December 2017
PDF: Illustrated Inventory of NWT Gov Bldgs.pdf

North-West Territorial Jail, Regina, version 6 - 2 February 2021
PDF: Summary Report for the North-West Territorial Jail, Regina.pdf

Territorial Architecture - Listing
PDF: Territorial Architecture - Listing.pdf

Reports - Water Towers - Chipman and Power, version 6 - 11 January 2018
PDF: Water Towers - Chipman and Power.pdf

Bell Barn, Bell Barn Society of Indian Head

The Saskatchewan Brick Register - A Record of Bricks Donated to the Claybank Brick Plant Historical Society, version 21 - 6 April 2023
PDF: Sask. Brick Register - 21 - April 6, 2023.pdf

Regina - Fire Alarm Building - 24 March 2009
PDF: Regina - Fire Alarm Building.pdf

Regina - Plains Hotel: A Beacon on the Prairie - 17 April 2012
PDF: Regina - Plains Hotel - A Beacon on the Prairie.pdf

Regina - Robert Simpson Company Warehouse - 5 June 2017
PDF: Regina - Robert Simpson Company Warehouse.pdf

Regina - St. Matthew's (Grace) Anglican Church and Rectory - 6 April 2017
PDF: Regina - St. Matthew's - Grace - Anglican Church - Winnipeg Street.pdf

(Bricks, Stone, Concrete Blocks and Wood)

Illustrated Inventory of Concrete Block Buildings in Saskatchewan, version 1 - 18 April 2015
PDF: Illustrated Inventory of Concrete Block Buildings in Saskatchewan.pdf

Saskatchewan Stonemasons, version 18 - 4 February 2020
PDF: Saskatchewan Stonemasons.pdf

Claybank Building List - 26 October 2020
PDF: CLAYBANK Building List.pdf

See also:

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

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