Victoria County Court House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Victoria County Court House
Court House Victoria County 2010.JPG
The Victoria County Court House in 2010
General information
Architectural style Classical Revival
Location 495 Chebucto Street
Town or city Baddeck, NS
Country Canada
Construction started 1889
Completed 1889
Client Victoria County
Technical details
Structural system Granite, Clapboard

The Victoria County Court House is an historic building in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

History[edit]

The Court House during a visit by Governor General John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen in 1897

In 1851, Victoria County was split off from Cape Breton County, leaving the new county without a court house of its own.[1] The court house was constructed in 1889 by Phillip MacRae, a carpenter from Big Baddeck.[1] The building was recognized as an historic property in 1989, under Nova Scotia Heritage Property Act.[1]

Design[edit]

The court house is a two-storey building constructed in the Classical Revival style with a hipped roof and built of granite and wooden clapboard. The building was originally asymmetrical in design, with a centre block and east wing; a western wing was added in 1967.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Victoria County Court House". Historic Places. Government of Canada. Retrieved 12 April 2012.