Thursday Doors – September 13, 2018

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Annapolis Royal Courthouse, Nova Scotia

Located on St. George Street the Annapolis County Courthouse is a National Historic Site as well as one of the oldest continuously functioning courthouses and jails in Canada.

Constructed in 1837 and enlarged in 1921 this Palladian style building sits within a neighbourhood of wonderful 18th and 19th century buildings in this former capital of French Acadia. 

A quick walk-around allowed me to discover some of its interesting and varied doors.

The heritage value of this courthouse comes from the continuous local presence of the British-based judiciary system, dating all the way back to 1721.

The symmetrical facade, with columned portico are typical of courthouses of that era throughout the British Empire and English Canada.

The Court House is a solid, relatively well-preserved building that sits prominently above the Annapolis River basin beside the Fort Anne National Historic Site and the Old Garrison Cemetery.

As the oldest courthouse in Nova Scotia it was frequently used for public hangings and floggings on its grounds – yes both the British and later Canadian legal systems did that here for quite some time 😦

The current building replaced an earlier wood frame court house and jail on the same site from 1793, that burned down in 1836.

And here’s a bonus shot of another one of the lovely grand old homes in this part of the town, almost directly across the street from the courthouse.

That’s a little bit more lawn than I’m interested in maintaining 😉

As always, I thank you for looking 🙂

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About Norm 3.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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49 Responses to Thursday Doors – September 13, 2018

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  2. Amy says:

    The older I get, the less lawn I like maintaining! But it sure is a beautiful estate to admire from afar. Love that symmetry of the courthouse!

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  3. beautiful courthouse and doors. Beautiful house too.

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  4. I don’t see many handsome wooden doors, and these are nice ones. Plus, that yellow house is one beautiful place. 🙂 Hope your weeks off are for pleasure. 🙂

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  5. Love love love Annapolis Royal!!! Nice doors!

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  6. Jennie says:

    Wonderful, Norm.

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  7. More than the doors I like the wonderful light this time. (Not that I don’t like the doors) I specially liked the one with the traffic cone.

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  8. Very nice bit of history as always and doors with lots of character. I really love the old home across the street. Have safe travels!

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  9. dennyho says:

    I like that close up of Door #377. Natural wood a natural beauty!

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  10. Lovely doors with heavy history.

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  11. That’s a pretty building with nice doors. I love the simplicity of it.

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  12. Prior... says:

    love the warm yellows and light browns – made for a calm vibe – and that is a lot of lawn – ha

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  13. I wonder if the judge lived in that beautiful yellow home? Whoever it was, I’m pretty sure whoever lived in that home originally didn’t have to do their own lawn maintenance. Lovely doors as usual. Enjoy your time away!

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  14. joey says:

    I love the yellow ❤ Always. That's a very pretty home, and I'm sure The Mister would nod to you about the lawn, cause we have more than that, and he is sick, sick, sick of mowin! 😛
    377 is fantastic. Kinda yellow door, definitely blue sky transom. And in one of the earlier shots, I saw a striped Norm in his natural habitat, nice doorfie 🙂

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  15. Junieper/Jesh stG says:

    Am here early for a change:) Love the wood they used for the doors of the court house. Yeah, the lawn is nice, but I’m glad to live in the forest!

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  16. JT Twissel says:

    Definitely too much lawn ! Loved the weathered look of those doors. Enjoy your vacation!

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  17. marianallen says:

    An arch! And I love the thing above the thing and the stairs on either side! The thing on the top is a portico? What’s the bit underneath called?Anyway, I love ’em!

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  18. Aimer Boyz says:

    The court house has history, but that grand house opposite is beautiful. The yellow of the clapboard against the green of the grass, too perfect 🙂
    I have to get me a flag pole 🙂

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  19. Rowena says:

    Yes, all that lawn in your last photo definitely looks too high maintenance for me. Looks like a few horses could be in order. That, or a robotic lawn mower.
    Best wishes,

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  20. The first photo of the double door of the Annapolis County Courthouse above the single door is impressive. A wonderful building and lots of history about this place. Ticks all the boxes for me.

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  21. They look like immediately post WW2, utility doors. Interesting.

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  22. slfinnell says:

    Impressive history and love the home!!! But yeah, after helping the hubby mow Mother’s acre last nite, I’m feeling my age lol

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  23. Joanne Sisco says:

    The building definitely has a colonial feel to me – something I would have associated with the southern states, so I was surprised it was actually Maritimes Canada. It’s a beautiful old bastion of history worth preserving – well, except for the hanging and flogging thing 😉

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  24. Colline says:

    It is always interesting to see how different the doors from another era are.

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  25. scooj says:

    Very nice court house doors – I am most taken by the picture of the house opposite and its lawn. Beautiful, although I’d probably introduce some flower boarders and a large vegetable plot.

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  26. Dan Antion says:

    I love that first photo, Norm! The wooden doors under that fan transom are beautiful. The doors look liked they have served long and hard, but they appear to be well maintained. Thanks for including the history. Enjoy the break, although it sounds more like work.

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