Nicola is named for the Nlaka’panux known as the Nicola people of the Nicola Tribal Association.
Location: Nicola is located in the south central part of the Province.
Judicial District: Yale Judicial District
Old Courthouse – Nicola
Location: 4391 Kamloops-Merritt Highway 5A / Coyote Valley Road
Built: 1913 – 1914
Style: Tudor / Wood Frame
Architect: Henry Whittaker of the Public Department of Works
Contractor: James Layfield of Vancouver
Description: The building faces north and is a two story white coloured wood frame structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The north front has a projecting centre section with recessed arched entrance. The roof is hipped. The building was closed in 1918 and forms part of the Nicola Ranch. The building is now occupied as a residence..
Note: The design of the building is attributed to Henry Whittaker. The building is similar to the courthouse in Merritt. The interior was constructed by George Murray.
Yale Judicial District Courthouses:
Photos taken 2016