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Duncan is named for William Chalmers Duncan, who was a settler from Sarnia, Ontario.

 

Location:  Duncan is located in the southwest part of the Province on Vancouver Island.

Judicial District:  Nanaimo Judicial District

 

Courthouse – Duncan

 

Location:  238 Government Street / Station Street

Built:  1965 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Department of Public Works

Contractor:  Luney Brothers & Hamilton Ltd. and Framer Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and  is a one story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Duncan with the Government Building on the north side. The roof line is flat. The building is named the Law Courts Duncan and houses the Supreme Court and the Provincial Court. In 1980, an addition was constructed. The architect was Thornton Sharp Architect.

 

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1898. The British Columbia government purchased the site of the present courthouse in 1964. In 1965, the contract was awarded to Luney Brothers & Hamilton Ltd. The construction work proceeded slowly and another contract was awarded to Framer Construction Company of Victoria in 1968. The building was completed in 1969.

 

Government Building – Duncan

 

 

Location:  238 Government Street / Station Street

Built:  1965 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Department of Public Works

Contractor:  Burns and Dutton Construction.

 

Description:  The building faces north and  is a five story concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Duncan on the north side of the courthouses. The circular building has arches around the first story with recessed entrance on the south side. The roof line is flat. and known as the “Round Building”. 

 

Nanaimo Judicial District Courthouses: 

 

Campbell River Courtenay, NamaimoPort Alberni and Port Hardy 

 

 

 

Courthouse – Duncan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtroom

 

 

 

 

Government Building – Duncan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2017