The New Westminster Court House and Land Registry Office

The New Westminster Court House and Land Registry Office (HMM58)

Location: New Westminster, BC V3M 1C9 Greater Vancouver
Country: Canada
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N 49° 12.184', W 122° 54.622'

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The New Westminster Court House
The Court House was designed by architect George William Grant and opened on June 3, 1891 by the first colonial judge and Chief Justice for British Columbia, Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie.

On September 10, 1898, the entire New Westminster downtown business area was destroyed by fire, including the Court House. The Court House was rebuilt within existing walls by G.W. Grant and reopened on June 19, 1899.

The Land Registry Office
The Land Registry Office was designed in 1910 by architect E.G.W. Sait. The new building became the office for the Record of Instruments and Registration of Titles affecting real estate for the District of New Westmninster.

The Court House and the Land Registry were closed in 1980. The buildings were renovated in 1989, renamed "Begbie Court" and reopened in January 1990. In 1997 the buildings were purchased by "Begbie Court Holdings Inc.", a wholly owned subsidiary of "Operating Engineers Pension PLan".
HM NumberHMM58
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 506529 N 5450034
Decimal Degrees49.20306667, -122.91036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 12.184', W 122° 54.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 12' 11.04" N, 122° 54' 37.32" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 668 Carnarvon St, New Westminster BC V3M 1C9, CA
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