Saint George’s

Canada Courthouses / Newfoundland and Labrador / Saint George’s
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Saint George’s was named for Saint George of Great Britain and St. George’s Bay.                 

 

Location:  Saint George’s is located in the southwestern part of  Newfoundland Island on Saint George’s Bay.

 

Judicial District:  Stephenville Judicial District

 

Courthouse – Saint George’s

 

Location:  1 Court House Road / Main Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  William Henry Churchill, Superintendent of Public Works

Contractor:  Local labour

 

Description:  The building faces north and is  a two story light yellow coloured wood frame structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Saint George’s. The north front has a central projecting tower. The red coloured roof is mansard with dormer windows and the foundation is concrete. The building had a large courtroom with covered ceiling on the second story and the first story contained the Post Office, Customs Office, three bedrooms, a palour and a day room. In the basement are four cells. The building was renovated in 1943 and in 1952. The building houses a museum. 

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built on Sandy Point and was in disrepair in 1903.

 

See:  The similar styled courthouses are located at BonavistaGreenspond, Placentia and Trinity

 

 

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Old Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2019