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MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: Bricks

This is a list of companies involved in brick-making in Manitoba.

Location

Company

Operating Period

Distinctive Features

Altamont

Snowdon and Company

c1904-c1905

 

Balmoral

Balmoral Brick Company

1905-1926

Pale yellow colour with “B B Co” in the frog

Beausejour

Manitoba Pressed Brick Company

1904-1916

 

Birds Hill

Birds Hill Sandstone Brick Company

?

 

Brandon

Brandon Brick and Lumber Company

1900-c1906

 

Brandon Brick Works

1882-1899

 

Brandon Sandstone Brick Company

1910-1917

 

Edrans-Brandon Pressed Brick Company

1905-?

 

Lang Yard

c1883-1889

 

McDiarmid and Clark

c1912

 

McVicar Yard

1880s

 

National Brick Company

1911

 

Robinson and Bell Yard

1911-1912

Greenish-buff colour

Silicate Brick Company

c1912

 

Brookdale

Brookdale Brick and Tile Company

1904-c1929

Red or white colour

Johnson (Johnston) Yard

1904-?

 

Carberry

McVicar Yard

c1890-1891

 

Carman

Canada Tile and Fireproofing Company

1912-1916

 

Carman Brick Yards

c1900-1908

 

Dominion Pressed Brick Company

1905

 

Elliott and McCormick Yard

1897-c1900

 

Crystal City

Tisdale Yard

1901-1903

 

Cypress River

Foster and Company

1907-c1909

 

Pioneer Brick Yard

c1896-1904

 

Darlingford

Darlingford Brick Company

1882-c1883

 

Darlingford Brick and Tile Company

1910-1915

 

Whalen’s Brick and Tile

c1898-c1910

 

Deleau

Andrew Duncan Farm

1892

 

Deloraine

Deloraine Brick Yard

1896-1909

 

Dominion City

Dominion City Brick Company

1882-c1884

 

Douglas

Riverside Brick Yard

1904-1905

 

Edrans

Edrans-Brandon Dry Prest Brick Company

1905-c1914

 

National Clay Products Company

1924-1929

 

Emerson

Emerson Brick Yard

1878-c1883

 

Gilbert Plains

Gilbert Plains Brick Company

1919-1922

 

A. Snyder and Company

1907-1914

 

M. Snyder and Sons

1922-1929

 

Hartney

Hartney Brick and Delft Company

1898-1920

 

Lac du Bonnet

Lac du Bonnet Mining, Developing and Manufacturing Company

1898-1919

 

La Riviere

Phoenix Brick Works

1906-1914

 

Press Brick and Tile Company

1902-1906

 

Learys

Boyne Valley Brick Works Company

1901-1905

 

Dominion Pressed Brick Company

1905-1910

 

Learys Brick Company

1910-1917, 1947-1953

 

Melita

Melita Lumber and Manufacturing Company

1905-1910

 

Minnedosa

Minnedosa Brick Company

1882-c1888

 

Morris

Morris Brick Manufacturing Company

1907-c1920

 

Waight Brothers

1900s

 

Western Brick Company

1920-1921

 

Neepawa

Neepawa Brick Company

1905-c1915

 

Nelson

Nelsonville Brick and Tile Company

1882

 

Nelsonville Brick Yard

1880-c1881

 

Newdale

Newdale Brick Yard

c1903

 

Pilot Mound

Dearlove Yard

1897-c1912

 

Snowball Yard

1881

 

Steadman Yard

1882-c1890

 

Portage la Prairie

Alsip Brick and Tile Company

c1945-c1972

 

A. Snyder and Company

c1907-c1930

 

Pinto Coal and Brick Company

c1909

 

Portage Brick Yards

c1881-c1893

 

Portage la Prairie Brickyard Company

1899-1908

 

Portage la Prairie Brick and Tile Company

c1911-c1914

 

Snyder Brothers

c1904-1907

 

Snyder Brick Yards

1930-1945

 

Stephens Brick Company

1908-1928

 

Rapid City

Rapid City Brick Works

1900-c1914

 

Rapid City Works

1885-1890

 

Saskatchewan Brick and Pottery Works

c1882-c1890

 

Sinclair and Company

c1881

 

Russell

Edel Yard

c1900-c1904

 

St. Alphonse

Fecteau Yard

c1887-c1890

 

Selkirk

Al Building Brick

c1894

 

Winnipeg Building and Supply Company

1882

 

Shoal Lake

Shoal Lake Cement Block and Pressed Brick Works

1905-c1907

 

Sidney

Alsip Brick, Tile and Lumber Company

c1928-1957

 

Sidney Brick and Clay Works Limited

c1919-c1927

 

Sidney Brick and Tile Company

1909-c1920

 

Sidney Brick Works

c1883-c1910

 

Somerset

Somerset Brick Company

c1904-c1913

 

Somerset Brick Yard

1901-1903

 

Stony Mountain

Kelly Brothers Yard

1882-c1884

 

McDonald/Holley Yard

c1882

 

Strathclair

Marney Brick Company

1903-c1904

 

Swan River

Swan River Clay Products

c1951

 

The Pas

The Pas Clay Products, Mining and Development Company

c1914

 

Virden

Manitoba Clays and Building Supplies

1920-1923

 

Saul and Irish

1893-1902

 

Sherif and Neden

1890

 

Virden Brick and Tile Company

1904-1915

 

Wawanesa

Britton's Brick Yard

c1880

 

Whitemouth

John Gunn and Company

c1920

 

John Wardrop Brick and Tile Company

c1914-1945

 

Whitemouth Brick Company

c1917-c1922

 

Whitewater

Whitewater Brick Manufacturing Company

1894-c1896

 

Winnipeg

Alsip Brick Tile and Lumber Company

?

 

Excelsior Coal Company

?

 

Reliance (Deutschmann) Yard

1918

 

Winnipeg Brick and Tile Manufacturing Company

?

 

Winnipeg Brick Company

?

 

Winnipeg Brick and Fuel Company

?

 

Winnipeg Sandstone Brick Company

?

 

Sources:

Manitoba Brickmakers by Hugh Henry, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 1992.

Manitoba Brick Yards by Randy Rostecki, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch Report, May 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 May 2019

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Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

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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