Sunday, May 07, 2006

Revelstoke Courthouse, British Columbia

My wife, Michele, took this photograph when she was in Revelstoke last week. According to the City of Revelstoke, Heritage Tour website,

The majestic Revelstoke Court House was built in 1912 by the local construction firm of Foote and Pradolini. The grandiose neoclassical fa├žade, designed by architect Thomas Hopper, has a massive portico supported by Greek Doric marble columns. These columns were imported from the state of Georgia. The massive granite blocks for the foundations were quarried in British Columbia in the Lardeau. The copper-covered dome rises 30 feet above the roof and is crowned with a six-foot tall lantern. The building was completed in 1913 at a cost of $164,000.

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