Wetaskiwin

Canada Courthouses / Alberta / Wetaskiwin
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Wetaskiwin is named for the Cree word “witaskiwin-ispatinaw” meaning “the hills where peace was made”.

 

Location:  Wetaskiwin is located in the west central part of the Provincer.

Judicial District:  Wetaskiwin Judicial District

 

Old Courthouse – Wetaskiwin

 

Location:  4705 50th Avenue / 47th Street

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Allan Merrick Jeffers of Edmonton

Contractor:  D J McLaughlin of Edmonton

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red coloured brick structure. The north front has a large portico supported by two columns and two red coloured brick pillars rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. Above the pediment is a raised section on the third story. There is a stone pediment above the arched entrance and a fan light window above on the second story. The east and west wings have glass walls. The roof line is flat. The building now serves as the City Hall.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $80,000. This was the first courthouse designed by Allan Merrick Jeffers. Other courthouses designed by Allan Merrick Jeffers are located in Calgary and Fort Saskatchewan.

 

Courthouse – Wetaskiwin

 

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Location:  4605 51st Street / 46th Avenue

Built:  1980 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Alberta Department of Public Works

Contractor:  Ed Penner Construction Ltd.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff coloured brick, concrete and glass structure. The west front has a one story wing on the north side with the entrance. A triangular section is located in the centre and the south wing has horizontal glass windows on the first and second stories.  The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $3,677,907.

 

See:  Within the Wetaskiwin Judicial District are Provincial Courthouses located at Camrose, Killam and Ponoka.

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013