Merritt

Canada Courthouses / British Columbia / Merritt
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Merritt is named for William Hamilton Merritt III, who was a mining engineer and railway promoter.  

 

Location:  Merritt is located in the south central part of the Province

Judicial District:  Yale Judicial District

 

Old Courthouse – Merritt

 

Location:  1840 Nicola Avenue / Chapman Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Tudor

Architect:  Henry Whittaker of the Public Department of Works

Contractor:  James Layfield of Vancouver

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story wood frame structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a projecting centre section with porch and recessed entrance on the first story. The lower part of the building is an orange-yellow colour and the upper section is a yellow colour. The east wing is longer than the west wing. The roof is hipped. Additions were added in 1951, 1957 and 1975. The building is now used for commercial purposes.

 

Note:  The design of the building is attributed to Henry Whittaker. The building is similar to the courthouse in Nicola.

 

See:  The architect, Henry Whittaker, also designed courthouses in Nicola, Penticton, Powell RiverPrince Rupert, Salmon Arm and Smithers.

 

Yale Judicial District Courthouses: 

 

KamloopsKelowna, Nicola, Oliver, PentictonPrinceton, RevelstokeSalmon Arm and Vernon

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2016