Golden is named for the minerals in the area and was first named as “Golden City”.
Location: Golden is located in the southeastern part of the Province.
Judicial District: Kootenay Judicial District
Courthouse – Golden
Location: 837 Park Drive / 9th Street South
Built: 1991 – 1993
Architect: Finlayson Bonet Architecture Ltd, of Saanichton
Description: The building faces northwest and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Golden. The courtroom is located in the centre of the building. The building houses the Supreme Court and the Provincial Court.
Old Courthouse – Golden
Location: 611 10th Avenue North / 6th Street
Built: 1952 – 1953
Contractor: J Gabriel of Vernon
Description: The building faces southeast and is a two story frame and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds north of the centre of Golden. The southeast front has a central entrance on the first story. The east wing extends southeast and the courtroom was on the first story. The roof line is flat. The building is now a commercial building.
Note: The cost of construction was $59,987.
Kootenay Judicial District Courthouses:
Photos taken 2019