Cumberland County

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Cumberland County is named for William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, who was the third son of King George II of Great Britain.

 

County Created  :  August 17, 1759

County Seat:  

River Phillip  1759 – 1831

Amherst        1831 – present

 

Courthouse – Amherst

 

Location:  54 Victoria Street East / Lawrence Street

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:  Neo-Classical and Romanesque Revival

Architect:  County Building Committee

Contractor:  Rhodes & Curry Company of Amherst

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city centre, The entrance is marked with a broken moulded pediment supported by double pilasters and within is an arch over a deep set double doorway topped with a fanlight. On each side of the entrance are two straight topped rectangular windows decorated with rounded blind fanlights, each with a beautifully carved fan and rounded keystone arches. The second story has two windows topped with the same fan and keystone detailing. The other second story windows are topped with protruding carved triangular hoods and pediments. The courtroom is located at the southeast side of the second story. In 1960, a rear addition was constructed. The building was renovated in 1974. On the northwest side is the old jail.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1831 and was destroyed by fire in 1887. During construction of the present courthouse, Robb & Sons completed the heating.

 

Provincial Court Courthouse – Amherst

 

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Location:  16 Church Street / King Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Commercial

Architect:  H E Gates

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the city centre. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Maritime Block. The Provincial Court is located on the third story with courtrooms along the northeast side. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Northumberland Strait and Prince Edward Island

E – Colchester County

S – Kings County

W – Bay of Fundy and New Brunswick

 

 

 

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Courthouse

 

 

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Old Jail

 

 

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Provincial Court

 

 

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Photos taken 2018