Abitibi

Canada Courthouses / Quebec / Abitibi
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Abitibi Judicial District is named for the Algonquin words “abitah” meaning “middle” and “nipq” meaning “water” referring to Kapuskasing-Mattagami River system to the west.

 

District:  Abitibi Judicial District

District Seat: 

Amos

 

Old Palais de Justice – Amos

 

Location:  1921 -1922

Built:  103 3 Rue Est / 1 Rue Est

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Saint Michel of Quebec Public Works

Contractor:  C E Morrisette of Quebec City

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red coloured brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The south front has a central portico with four high brick pillars rising to a pediment at the roof line. The entrance on the first story is recessed. The east and west sections project slightly. At the corners are stone trim. A projecting cornice runs below the flat roof line. The foundation is course stone. The architect was Saint Michael of the Quebec Department of Public Works and the contractor was C Emile Morissete Litee. The building was enlarged in 1939 to 1940. In 1980, the building was converted into offices.

 

Palais de Justice – Amos

 

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Location:  1974 -1977

Built:  891 3 Rue Ouest / 8 Avenue Ouest

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Monette LeClerc St. Denis (MLS + Associes, Architects Inc.),  Parizeau

                   Pawulski Architectes + Provencher Roy

Contractor:  St. Amant Vezina Vinet Brassard ( Stavibel )

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east front has a central entrance with a long canopy. The northwest section is one story with horizontal windows. The central black coloured section has glass panels. The roof line is flat. The detention centre is located on the south side.

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $4,171,000.

 

Other Palais de Justice

 

La Sarre   /   Val d’Or

 

Courthouses: 

N – Quebec du Nord

E – Labelle Dstrict

S – Temiscamingue District 

W – Ontario 

 

 

 

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Old Palais de Justice

 

 

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Palais de Justice

 

 

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Photos taken 2016