Melfort

Canada Courthouses / Saskatchewan / Melfort
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Melfort is named for the three one-room school houses that used the name “Melfort”.

 

Location:  Melfort is located in the central eastern part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Melfort Judicial District

 

Courthouse – Melfort

 

Location:  409 Main Street / Crawford Avenue

Built:  1928

Style:  Edwardian Classical

Architect:  Maurice William Sharon of Regina

Contractor:  Wilson and Wilson, Limited of Regina

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff coloured brick structure. The building is rectangular and the southeast front has a central entrance with small portico supported by two white coloured columns and with wrought balcony on the second story. The roof is hipped and has a small white coloured cupola at the centre. The building is located on landscaped grounds.

 

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. The cost of construction of the courthouse was $60,674.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013