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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Booth Concrete Granary (Municipality of North Norfolk)

This unique building, near Sidney in the Municipality of North Norfolk, was constructed in the early 20th century by Frank Thomson for the Booth family. Built of locally manufactured concrete blocks, it is situated on the side of a hill so the farmer could transfer the harvested crops into the granary from the uphill side and, when it was time to deliver grain to a local elevator, it was simple matter of parking a wagon on the downhill side and letting gravity do the work. The downhill side of the building had two openings, one for the main floor and one for an upper floor, so the farmer could store grain on both levels.

Concrete block granary on the former Booth farm

Concrete block granary on the former Booth farm (May 2013)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89963, W99.01522
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

Memorable Manitobans: Franklin Arthur “Frank” Thomson (1869-1951)


This page was prepared by Neil Christoffersen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 October 2019

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