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Vegreville is named for Father Vegreville, who was an Oblate priest and an expert linguist of native languages.


Location:  Vegreville is located in the eastern central part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Edmonton Judicial District


Old Courthouse – Vegreville


Location:  4809 50th Street / 49th Avenue

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Richard Palin Blakey

Contractor:  Foote and Allyn of Edmonton


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story Flemish bond red coloured brick and Tyndall limestone structure. The building is “L” shaped. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The west front has a limestone centre section with arched entrance on the first story. A horizontal belt runs below the second story windows. There is a raised section at the roof line above the entrance. The roof is hipped.  he building now houses the offices of Minburn County.


Note:  Other subcontractors were J McGregor ( electrical ), R P Speis of Vegreville ( plumbing ) and North-West Electric Company of Edmonton ( electrical ). The cost of construction of the courthouse was $54,000.


See:  Similar courthouses designed by Richard Palin Blakey and constructed at  Medicine Hat and Red Deer.and courthouses at Blairmore,, Taber and Vegreville.


Provincial Court Courthouse – Vegreville



Location:  4809 50th Street / 49th Avenue

Built:  1972 -1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William Hnidan

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The west front has a central recessed glass entrance. The south and north sections project westwards and the north section is two stories with vertical pilasrers between the windows. The roof line is flat.


See:  Within the Edmonton Judicial District is the Court of Queens Bench at Edmonton and Provincial Courthouses located at  Athabasca   /   Barrhead   /   Boyle   /   Breton   /  Drayton Valley   /   Edson   /   Evansburg     /   Fort Saskatchewan   /   Grande Cache   /   Hinton   /   Jasper  /   Leduc   /  Mayerthorpe   /  Morinville   /  St. Albert   /  Sherwood Park  /  Stony Plain  /  Vegreville   /  Westlock   /   Whitecourt



Old Courthouse – Vegreville

























Provincial Court Courthouse













Photos taken 2015