Yorkton

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Yorkton is named for York, Ontario, by the early settlers from Ontario.

 

Location:  Yorkton is located in the southeast part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Yorkton Judicial District

 

Courthouse – Yorkton

 

Location:  29 Darlington Street / 3rd Avenue North

Built:  1919 – 1921

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Maurice William Sharon of Regina

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story Tyndall Stone with Claybank brick and concrete  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Yorkton. The south front of the building has a central entrance on the first story framed with stone and with a curved projection with frieze above. The east and west corner sections project from the main building and are faced with stone. The second story windows are arched. A cornice runs below the roof line which has a raised parapet. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 2014. The contractor was CCR Construction of Regina.

 

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.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a wood frame building built in 1903. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $135,649. The subcontractors were Dominion Bridge ( steelwork ), Whiteford Brothers of Regina ( plumbing ) and Western Manufacturing Company ( millwork ).

 

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

 

 

 

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Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2013