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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nelson Concrete House (RM of North Norfolk)

This two-storey, concrete-block house northwest of Austin, in the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk, was probably built in the first decade of the 20th century, possibly by local farmer Frank Thomson who was responsible for many of the concrete-block buildings in the area. Purchased in the 1940s by returned war veteran Joe Nelson, it served as the Nelson family home for many years but was abandoned when, in 2011, a suspected arson fire destroyed all but its concrete walls.

Nelson Concrete House

Nelson Concrete House (September 2009)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

Nelson Concrete House

Front side of Nelson Concrete House (October 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Nelson Concrete House

Rear side of Nelson Concrete House (October 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Nelson Concrete House

Interior of Nelson Concrete House (October 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.01963, W99.02808
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks


We thank Neil Christoffersen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 October 2015

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