Prince Rupert is named for Prince Rupert of the Rhine, who was the first Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Location: Prince Rupert is located in the northwest part of the Province.
Judicial District: Prince Rupert Judicial District
Courthouse – Prince Rupert
Location: 100 Market Place / McBride Street
Built: 1921 – 1922
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Henry Whittaker of the Department of Public Works
Contractor: McDougall & McNeil and Albert & Caffery of Prince Rupert.
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and is faced with Tapestry Brick Veneer, Clayburn brick and stone from Haddington Island. The interior has marble and mahogany.
Note: The previous courthouse was a prefabricated building built in 1908. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $424,279.