This building in Waskada, a municipally-designated historic site (1999) that is now part of the Waskada Museum, was once home to the thriving blacksmith business of James Renwick “Ren” Amos (c1870-1965). Constructed around 1900, it is unusual in its construction, being of poured, formed concrete, an early example of that technology.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Waskada Museum (Railway Avenue, Waskada, Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
Obituary [James Renwick (Ren) Amos], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 1965, page 28.
J. R. Amos Blacksmith Shop, 101 Second Street, Waskada, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 January 2022
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