Sunday, July 21, 2013

Penticton Courthouse, Penticton B.C.

I took these photographs of the Penticton Courthouse today. The following excerpt about the courthouse is from the Penticton Heritage Registry.

The Penticton Provincial Court house is a two storey Art Deco-Moderne office building The Penticton Provincial Courthouse is significant as a symbol of the Provincial Government presence in Penticton, both as a Courthouse and home of many Provincial departments and agencies. Its construction in 1948 reflects the growth of Penticton as a regional business and government centre after World War II.
This building is important architecturally as an example of the transition between Art Deco design of the 1930s and 1940s and the Streamline Moderne motifs of the 1950s, especially evident in the northwest entrance and entrance hall.

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