Canada Courthouses / Saskatchewan / Kerrobert

Kerrobert is named for Robert Kerr, who was a Canadian Pacific Railway executive, and the name of the town was Kerr-Robert in 1910 and was changed in 1924 to the present name.


Location:  Kerrobert is located in the west central part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Battleford Judicial District


Courthouse – Kerrobert


Location:  433 Manitoba Avenue / Bosworth Street

Built:  1920

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Maurice William Sharon of Regina

Contractor:  Wilson and Wilson, Limited of Regina


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red coloured brick and limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Kerrobert. The northeast front has a central entrance framed with stone, two columns and a pediment at the top of the first story. The corner sections project slightly. The second story windows are arched and a horizontal stone belt runs between the first and second stories. The red coloured roof is hipped. A stone coast of arms is above the entrance at the roof line. The large courtroom is located on the second story.  The building is located on spacious grounds. The building is now the Kerrobert City Hall.


Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $145,000.


Note:  The building is one of a series of courthouses designed by the office of the provincial architect. Several towns and cities were designated as judicial centres where court houses would be built.


See:  The architect, Maurice William Sharon of Regina, designed courthouses in Assiniboia, Estevan, GravelbourgMelfort, Prince Albert, Shaunovan, Weyburn, Wynyard and Yorkton.













Photos taken 2013