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Cardston is named for Charles Ora Card, who was the founder of the town.


Location:  Cardston is located in the southern part of the Province.


Judicial District:  Lethbridge / Macleod Judicial District


Old Courthouse – Cardston


Location:  89 3rd Avenue West / 1st Street West

Built:  1906 – 1908

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Samuel S Newton of Cardston

Contractor:  J C Cahoun ( carpentry ), P G Peterson ( carpentry ), Goldie and  McCullough ( plastering ) and Samuel S Newton ( masonry )


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story timber wood, brick and sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has an arched entrance with slightly projecting section at the east end. The three large windows are arched. A wide eave runs below the flat roof line. The building served as a courthouse until 1979. The building now houses the Cardston Museum. 


Note:  The cost of the building was $15,663 with an additional $6,986 for further construction costs. The building was the first courthouse erected by the Provincial Government. Architect A M Jeffers was hired in 1907 and may have been involved as architect for the courthouse.


Provincial Courthouse – Cardston



Location:  576 Main Street / 5 Avenue East

Built:  1979 – 1980

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Conrad M Loban

Contractor:  Kenwood Engineering Construction of Lethbridge


Description:  The building faces west. and is a one story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The north side has four large recessed windows with the recessed entrance on the east side. The roof line is flat. On the east side is the connected Provincial Building.


Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $1,800,000.


See:  Within the Lethbridge / Macleod Judicial District is the Court of Queens Bench at Lehbridge and Provincial Courthouses located at Fort MacleodPincher Creek and Taber.
























Photos taken 2015