Warkentin’s Blacksmith Shop – MB Heritage

Reid Dickie

Built by Henry Warkentin in 1931, used for thirty years as his blacksmith shop, this unassuming building by the side of the road is now a municipal heritage site. Located at 2172 Hwy #26 a few miles west of St. Francois Xavier, MB. (watch for lot numbers on blue markers) this simple vernacular building reminds us of a very specific aspect of our past, part of pioneer commerce before the days of welding shops and modern farm machinery. Click on pic to watch my video.

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