This barn was built by Frank Thomson in 1908, using hand-cast concrete blocks, on his farm in what is now the Municipality of North Norfolk. It is a rare surviving example of an agricultural use of this construction material, other concrete barns in the vicinity have been demolished. The building was in poor structural condition during a visit in 2012.
MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clifford Concrete Barn (Municipality of North Norfolk)
Memorable Manitobans: Franklin Arthur “Frank” Thomson (1869-1951)
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Neil Christoffersen.
Page revised: 13 October 2019
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