Stettler is named after Swiss immigrant Carl Stettler, who founded a settlement east of the town at Blumenau, as well as being influential in the nearby community of Castor.
Location: Stettler is located in the central part of the Province.
Judicial District: Red Deer Judicial District
Provincial Courthouse – Stettler
Location: 4705 49 Avenue / 48 Street
Built: 1973 – 1975
Architect: Abugov & Sunderland
Description: The building faces north and is a one story red coloured brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and is “L” shaped with a west wing and an east wing. The west wing has horizontal windows at the junction with the east wing with wide band above. The roof line is flat.
Old Courthouse – Stettler
Location: 6302 44 Avenue / 66 Street
Built: 1907 – 1908
Style: Schoolhouse / Utilitarian
Description: The building faces south and is a two story white coloured wood frame structure. The building faces south and was completed in 1908. The building is located on the grounds of the Stettler Town & County Museum. The south front has a projecting centre section with entrance on the first story with canopy above. At the top of the roof is a square white coloured cupola with steep roof. The roof is hipped. The courtroom is on the second story in the northeast corner. The building was originally constructed as a school.
Note: The building became a courthouse in 1914 when the Stettler School Board sold the building for $9,000. The building was converted under architect C E McGowan and local labour. The cost of the renovation was $6,292. The building was sold to the municipality in 1974.
Photos taken 2015