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Fernie is named for William Fernie, who with Colonel James Baker were the main players in the drive to bring coal mining to the valley.


Location:  Fernie is located in the southeastern part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Cranbrook Judicial District


Courthouse – Fernie


Location:  450 4th Avenue / 4th Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Renaissance

Architect:  George Stanley Rees of Honeyman and Curtis

Contractor:  James A Broley of Fernie


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone  structure. The building has ornamental gables and roofing, wooden exterior, elaborate front and rear entrances and a beautiful west window. The building was rebuilt in 1909.


Note:  The cost of construction was $26,360 in 1907. The architect was John James Bastion Honeyman of Glasgow, Scotland and the contractor was Cornish & Cooper of Vancouver. The building was destroyed by fire in 1908. The cost of construction in 1909 was $70,000.


Kootenay Judicial District Courthouses: 

Castlegar, CranbrookCrestonFernieGoldenGreenwoodGrand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson and Rossland


















Photos taken 2003, 2015 and 2016