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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 😉
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