Nanaimo

Canada Courthouses / British Columbia / Nanaimo
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Nanaimo is named for the Coast Salish word “Snuneymuxw” meaning “great and mighty people”.

 

Location:  Nanaimo is located in the southwestern part of the Province on Vancouver Island

Judicial District:  Nanaimo Judicial District

 

Courthouse – Nanaimo

 

Location:  31-35 Front Street / Chapel Street

Built:  1895 – 1896

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Francis Mawson Rattenburg of Victoria

Contractor:  Beadbury & Hurst

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds along the waterfront. The exterior is grey coloured rough-dressed masonry and prominent round arched openings. The east front has a large square stone tower on each corner with steep roofs. The centre section is recessed with a large arched entrance on the first story. The second story has a row of five arched windows with raised peak above.  The rear addition was constructed in 1957.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Elmer H Fisher and built by Harrison and Grant in 1887 at a cost of $4,255. The building was demolished. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $35,000.

 

Nanaimo Judicial District Courthouses: 

 

Campbell RiverCourtenayDuncanPort Alberni, and Port Hardy

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017