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14 December 2009

1926 – Ernest-Cormier Building, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Ernest Cormier The columned neoclassical building erected in 1926 as the city’s main criminal court is today the home of the Quebec Court of Appeal. Its massive bronze doors are richly carved...

10 December 2009

1940 – Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Ernest Cormier The Supreme Court building was designed by Ernest Cormier, the Montréal architect who also designed the Quebec Court of Appeal building, the Government Printing Bureau in Gatineau and the University...

10 December 2009

1910 – Courthouse, Kenora, Ontario

Architect: Frank R. Heakes Solid local and regional courthouse in an institutionalised version of Edwardian. Not particularly interesting if not for the unusual central tower. Designed by Frank Heakes, who was chief architect...

30 November 2009

1905 – Bournemouth Municipal Buildings, Hampshire

Architect: F.W. Lacey & C.E. Mallows

25 November 2009

1868 – Palais de Justice, Paris

Architects: Joseph L. Duc & Honoré Daumet Part of the much larger Conciergerie complex, this extension of the Palais de Justice was built between 1857-68. It faces a small tree filled square –...

24 November 2009

1843 – Palais de Justice, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

The Palais de Justice is one of two important buildings on the semicircular Place Jean Jaurès – the other is the Hôtel de Ville designed by Victor Laloux. This Beaux Arts influenced building...

11 November 2009

1814 – Courthouse, Limerick

Architect: Nicholas Hannan Recently renovated with much work carried out on the interior and the exterior restored. While the building envelope retained much of its original form from this period, the interior however...

10 November 2009

1835 – Tralee Courthouse, Co. Kerry

Architect: William Vitruvius Morrison Tralee Court house was designed by William Vitruvius Morrison and built in 1835. A austere building set above the street and acessed by a large flight of steps, the...

06 November 2009

1835 – Courthouse, Cork

Architect: George Pain / W.H. Hill Originally designed by the Pains in 1835, though built by the Deane family of architects. The interior was destroyed by a fire in 1891 and subsequently redesigned...