Trinity

Canada Courthouses / Newfoundland and Labrador / Trinity
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Trinity was named by the Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte-Real as “Trinity” as he arrived on Trinity Sunday in 1501.

 

Location:  Trinity located in the north eastern part of Newfoundland Island on the northeast shore along the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Judicial District:  Clarenville Judicial District

 

Courthouse – Trinity

 

Location:  Dock Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  William Henry Churchill

Contractor:  Local labour

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story white coloured wood frame structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Trinity. The front has a central projection square wood tower with three windows and clock at the top. Above is a weather vane and the roof is mansard. The building housed the magistrate’s office, jail and postal-telegraph office and now has shops on the first story and office on the upper stories. The old courtroom no longer exists.

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $5,000. In 1973, the court was moved to Bonavista.

 

See:  The courthouse is similar to the courthouse in Bonavista, GreenspondPlacentia and Saint George’s.

 

 

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Old Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2019