New Westminster

Canada Courthouses / British Columbia / New Westminster
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New Westminster is named after the city of Westminster in England by Queen Victoria.

 

Location:  New Westminster is located in the southwest part of the Province allong the Fraser River.

Judicial District:  Vancouver Westminster Judicial District

 

Courthouse – New Westminster

 

Location:  651 Carnavon Street / Lorne Street

Built:  1980 – 1984

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Carlsberg Jackson Partners

Contractor:  PCL Construction Ltd.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story concrete and glass structure. The south front has horizontal recessed windows. A statue of Justice is located on the east side of the front. The building backs into a hill and the east side has a plaza with stairs and waterfall. The east side has a large atrium with sloped glass roof. The windows are horizontal and the roof line is flat. 

 

Note:  The design resembles Arthur Erickson’s Vancouver Courthouse at Robson Square design.

 

Old Courthouse – New Westminster

 

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Location:  668 Carnavon Street / Lorne Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  George William Grant.

Contractor:  George William Grant.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red coloured brick and stone structure. The north front has four narrow arched windows. Above are three smaller arched windows. On the west side is a wing with entrance on the first story and steep roof rising front a projecting section. The roof is hipped and the building is named as the “Begbie Court”..The building was rebuilt in 1899 after a fire destroyed the building in 1898. The architect was George William Grant of New Westminster. The building was altered in 1911 to 1912. The architect was F G Gardiner and contractor was J C Allen. Further alteration was done in 1915 to 1916. The architect was Gardiner-Mercer and contractor was Dominion Construction Company. On the west side is the old Registry building built in 1910. The architect was E G W Sait.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1860. The second courthouse was built in 1973 in Market Square.

 

Vancouver Westminster Judicial District Courthouses: 

 

Abbotsford, Chilliwack, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Powell RiverRichmond, SecheltSurrey and Vancouver

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2016