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Greenwood, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 05.404 W 118° 40.571
11U E 377623 N 5438821
Quick Description: Greenwood's City Hall is on Government Street, one block east of the highway, at #202.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 3/23/2013 8:51:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMGNBT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Built in 1902, city hall was originally built as a provincial government building and courthouse. It was designed by George Dillon Curtis, an Irish-born architect who had established a practice in Nelson in 1897 and designed public buildings there and in Rossland and Fernie as well. The historic stone and brick courthouse in Rossland was in fact designed by Curtis' future partner, John James Honeyman.

The building originally housed the gold commissioner's office, the chief of police and the mining recorder, as well as the county and supreme courts. There are three jail cells in the basement, one of which was part of the original design. The City of Greenwood bought it from the province in 1953 to use as its city hall.

The building is well preserved and still contains its original woodwork and fixtures, including the wooden staircase leading to the courtroom on the second floor, a beautifully hand painted safe in the city office, and stained glass windows and skylights in the courtroom.

On the grounds of City Hall are Greenwood's War Memorial and the original bell from Greenwood's original fire hall.
Name: City Hall

Address:
202 Government Street
Greenwood, BC Canada
V0H 1J0


Date of Construction: 1902

Architect: George Dillon Curtis

Memorials/Commemorations/Dedications:
War Memorials on grounds


Web Site for City/Town/Municipality: [Web Link]

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