Moose Jaw Court House - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posted by: BruceS
N 50° 23.614 W 105° 32.222
13U E 461828 N 5582528
Quick Description: Historic court house in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Posted: 11/19/2007 8:28:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM2MAZ
"The Moose Jaw Court House is a Provincial Heritage Property comprised of two
city lots at 64 Omnica Street West in Moose Jaw. The property consists of a
two-storey brick structure built in 1909.
The heritage value of the Moose Jaw Court House lies in its status as the
oldest continuously functioning provincial court house in Saskatchewan. It
represents the establishment of the Moose Jaw judicial district at the turn of
the century. The building is a concrete-and-steel structure replacing an earlier
wood-frame court house built on the same site. The use of hydraulic pressed
brick and Bedford Stone trimmed with Indiana Limestone marked the beginning of a
building program by the young province to replace buildings of the territorial
period with more impressive structures.
The heritage value of the Moose Jaw Court House also lies in its
architecture. The Moose Jaw Court House was designed by Toronto-based architects
Darling and Pearson during their brief service as Saskatchewan’s provincial
architects. Darling and Pearson were known for their bank architecture in the
Neo-Classical style. During their tenure in Saskatchewan they designed this
court house and the Regina Land Titles building. Later court houses designed by
Provincial Architects Raymond Philbrick and Maurice Sharon followed the
stylistic trend of the Moose Jaw facility before Sharon adopted the Colonial
Revival style in the 1920s." ~ Saskatchewan Heritage website
Official Heritage List: [Web Link]
64 Ominica Street
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
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