Rossland Courthouse 1909 - Rossland, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 04.598 W 117° 47.697
11U E 441944 N 5436279
Quick Description: This is yet another view of the courthouse, taken in 1909, looking northwest over the town, from the corner of Monte Cristo Street and Columbia Avenue. The courthouse was a much photographed building in its early years.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/9/2014 2:25:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMM8AG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Rossland Court House was designated a national historic site in 1980 because it is highly representative of a distinctive regional form of Canadian court house that emerged in British Columbia during the late 19th century.

The province’s early law makers strove to emphasize the English origins of the province’s legal system in newly-settled regions in the wake of large waves of American miners and fortune seekers. In important mining centres such as Rossland, this intent was reflected in the design of a court house which served as a visual symbol of the Crown’s authority. Wood-beamed ceilings, wood panelled walls and stained glass windows cast a solemn atmosphere over court proceedings, while court house exteriors were intended to convey a distinctly British character. Designed by Glasgow native J.J. Honeyman, Rossland’s court house epitomizes this approach to court house design through its well-preserved exterior and interior.
From the National Register


Year photo was taken: 1909

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