District Court-House and Gaol 1825

District Court-House and Gaol 1825 (HM1YNM)

Location: L'Orignal, Ontario K0B 1K0 Prescott and Russell United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 45° 37.154', W 74° 41.443'

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In 1816 the Ottawa district was established and the Courts of Quarter Session, which at that time possessed local administrative as well as judicial authority, were held in the Township of Longueuil. In 1824 Jacob Marston donated a plot of land in this vicinity for the use of the court. By September, 1825, the central portion of the present building, constructed by Donald McDonald and Walter Beckworth, contractors, was completed. Designed in the Loyalist Neo-Classic style, this is the oldest remaining court-house in the province. Extensive additions were made in 1861-62.
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 524112 N 5051789
Decimal Degrees45.61923333, -74.69071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 37.154', W 74° 41.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 37' 9.24" N, 74° 41' 26.58" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1027 Queen St, L'Orignal Ontario K0B 1K0, CA
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