Vegreville

Canada Courthouses / Alberta / Vegreville
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Vegreville is named for Father Vegreville, who was an Oblate priest and an expert linguist of native languages.

 

Location:  Vegreville is located in the eastern central part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Edmonton Judicial District

 

Old Courthouse – Vegreville

 

Location:  4809 50th Street / 49th Avenue

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Richard Palin Blakey

Contractor:  Foote and Allyn of Edmonton

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story Flemish bond red coloured brick and Tyndall limestone structure. The building is “L” shaped. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The west front has a limestone centre section with arched entrance on the first story. A horizontal belt runs below the second story windows. There is a raised section at the roof line above the entrance. The roof is hipped.  he building now houses the offices of Minburn County.

 

Note:  Other subcontractors were J McGregor ( electrical ), R P Speis of Vegreville ( plumbing ) and North-West Electric Company of Edmonton ( electrical ). The cost of construction of the courthouse was $54,000.

 

See:  Similar courthouses designed by Richard Palin Blakey and constructed at  Medicine Hat and Red Deer.and courthouses at Blairmore,, Taber and Vegreville.

 

Provincial Courthouse – Vegreville

 

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Location:  4809 50th Street / 49th Avenue

Built:  1972 -1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William Hnidan

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The west front has a central recessed glass entrance. The south and north sections project westwards and the north section is two stories with vertical pilasrers between the windows. The roof line is flat.

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2015