CNHS - Leeds - Grenville County Court House
Posted by: model12
N 44° 35.449 W 075° 41.140
18T E 445575 N 4937725
Quick Description: A red CNHS plaque mounted to the wall of the Court Building, to the right of the main door.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/18/2011 11:45:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMBG9A
The Leeds and Grenville County Court House is a monumental building prominently situated at the top of the historic town square in the city of Brockville, Ontario. Set on a hill, the square is framed by churches and formal civic architecture, and overlooks the historic downtown, and the St. Lawrence River. The courthouse, designed in the British 1840s neoclassical colonial tradition, is a symmetrical, stone building with a dignified principal façade composed of a central block with portico flanked by two identical wings.
Plaque text reads;
Symbols of law and authority to a new and changing society,
the district courthouses of Upper Canada were architecturally
prominent buildings in the colony. Of these, one of the
most grandiose is the former Johnstown District courthouse
which was erected in the early 1840s and at present houses
the county courts for Leeds-Grenville. Planned by the noted
Toronto architect, John Howard, the building easily incorporates
the diverse facilities of a court room, offices and jail
while presenting an exterior of classical and monumental proportions.
Classification: National Historic Site
Province or Territory: Ontario
Location - City name/Town name: Brockville
Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]
Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: [Web Link]
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