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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Thomson Concrete Barn (Municipality of North Norfolk)

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.

Thomson Concrete Barn

Thomson Concrete Barn (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Thomson Concrete Barn

Thomson Concrete Barn (August 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91563, W98.97020
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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)


We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Neil Christoffersen.

Page revised: 11 August 2021

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