This barn was built by Frank Thomson in 1908, using hand-cast concrete blocks, on his farm in the Rural 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 (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N49.91563, W98.97020
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: Franklin Arthur Thomson (1869-1951)
MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clifford Concrete Barn (RM of North Norfolk)
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Neil Christoffersen.
Page revised: 31 October 2015
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