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Brickyards in Nanaimo Built BC

May 17, 2017

Did you know Nanaimo had 6 brickyards in the early 20th century? Though short-lived, these brickyards contributed to the foundations of British Columbia as we now know it. Click here to read Greg Sakaki’s article “Timeless tales: Nanaimo’s bricks helped build B.C.”
The article also references John D. Adams’ article “Bricks in Pre -1871 Victoria: Their Manufacture, Trade and Use,” published in BC Studies no.74, summer 1987. Read Adams’ article here.