Courtenay is named for the Courtenay River, which was named after George William Courtenay, captain of the British ship HMS Constance.
Location: Courtenay is located in the western part of the Province on Vancouver Island.
Judicial District: Nanaimo Judicial District
Courthouse – Courtenay
Location: 420 Cumberland Road / England Avenue
Built: 1950 – 1952
Style: Art Deco / Modern
Architect: Henry Whitaker of the Department of Public Works
Contractor: Dawson and Hall Limited of Vancouver
Description: The building faces north and is a two story light brown coloured stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Courtenay. The north front has a wide projecting central section with glass entrance on the first story and large glass windows on the second story. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Supreme Court and Provincial Court..
Note: The winning bid was $313,364 and the total cost of construction was $375,000. During construction the subcontractors were Ornamental Bronze Company, Ltd. of Vancouver ( iron ), O’Neill Company Ltd. of Vancouver ( tile and terrazzo ), Ernie Dann of Vancouver ( plastering ), Hudson’s Bay Company of Victoria ( flooring ), Brown Company Ltd. of Vancouver ( painting ), J H McRae Company Ltd. of Vancouver ( electric ), Nedley and Farwell of Courtenay ( plumbing and heating ), Millwork Company Ltd. of Vancouver ( millwork ) and Pacific Sheet Metals Work Ltd. of Nanaimo ( roofing and sheet metal ).
See: The contractor, Dawson and Hall Limited of Vancouver also constructed the courthouse in Penticton.
Nanaimo Judicial District Courthouses:
Photos taken 2017