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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Snyder Brothers Brickyard (Portage la Prairie)

The Snyder Brothers brickyard, once located at this site in northeastern Portage la Prairie, had its beginning in 1907, becoming a company in 1910. Among the buildings constructed using bricks made at this facility was a paper mill at Fort William (now Thunder day), Ontario, in 1928. Top production was 84,000 bricks daily. In 1945 the business was sold to the Alsip Brick, Tile & Lumber Company.

View of the Alsip Brick, Tile & Lumber Company

View of the Alsip Brick, Tile & Lumber Company (no date)
Source: Les Green

Remains of a kiln at the former Snyder Brickyard

Remains of a kiln at the former Snyder Brickyard (November 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Remains of a kiln at the former Snyder Brickyard

Remnant bricks at the former Snyder Brickyard (November 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.97958, W98.27312
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Alexander Snyder (1861-1937)

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

Sources:

A History of Portage La Prairie and Surrounding District by Anne M. Collier, 1970.

We thank Les Green for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by James Kostuchuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 August 2017

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