Bonavista

Canada Courthouses / Newfoundland and Labrador / Bonavista
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Bonavista was named by John Cabot who exclaimed “O Buon Vista” being “Oh Happy Site”

 

Location:  Bonavista is located in the eastern part of Newfoundland Island on Bonavista Bay along the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Judicial District:  Clarenville Judicial District

 

Courthouse – Bonavista

 

Location:  Roper Road / Church Street

Built:  1900

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  William Henry Churchill

Contractor:  Robert Strathie, George Verge and Robert Tucker

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story yellow coloured wood frame structure. The front has a central projection square wood tower with three windows. The roof is mansard. The building housed the court. The building was renovated in 1953 and in 1977.

 

See:  The similar styled courthouses are located at Greenspond, PlacentiaSaint George’s and Trinity.