Frontenac County Court House / Palais de Justice du Comté de Frontenac

Frontenac County Court House / Palais de Justice du Comté de Frontenac (HM2L8X)

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N 44° 13.654', W 76° 29.374'

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This grand Neo-classical building has served the courts of Frontenac County since its opening in 1858. Designed by the Dorset-born architect, Edward Horsey, it is superbly sited on land originally acquired in 1840 for a house of parliament, at a time when Kingston was one of several possible sites for the capital of Canada. Constructed of stone quarried on site, it features many of the traditional exterior elements of large-scale mid-19th century court houses: the use of classical detailing, the balanced three-part composition of centre pavilion and side wings, and a bold portico and dome.
Cet imposant palais de justice de style néo-classique a été inauguré en 1858. Oeuvre d'Edward Horsey, architecte natif du Dorset, l'édifice situé sur un lot acquis en 1840 pour y aménager le parlement, alors que l'on songeait à faire de Kingston la capitale du Canada. Construit de pierres extraites sur les lieux mêmes, le bâtiment présente nombre d'éléments caractéristiques des grandes palais de justice du milieu du XIXe siècle : motifs d'inspiration classique, pavillon central flanqué

de deux ailes ainsi que portique et dôme qui ressortent vigoureusement.
HM NumberHM2L8X
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 381032 N 4898227
Decimal Degrees44.22756667, -76.48956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 13.654', W 76° 29.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 13' 39.24" N, 76° 29' 22.44" W
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