Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Red Deer, Alberta, Historic Courthouse

These photographs were taken by my wife, Michele Rule, in August.

According to this Government of Alberta heritage website, this courthouse, built in 1930,

was designed by D. MacDonald, provincial superintendent of buildings. It is the last courthouse in Alberta to be designed incorporating classically inspired detailing, and as such marks the end of an entire tradition of building in Alberta. It is important also in that it broke with the tradition of using local material by incorporating Tyndal limestone from Manitoba.
The building is no longer used as a courthouse, but has been well preserved as a commercial building.

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