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Greenwood

Greenwood is named for the surrounding forests.

 

Location:  Greenwood is located in the south central part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Yale Judicial District

 

Old Courthouse – Greenwood

 

Location:  202 South Government Street / Deadwood Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  George Dillon Curtis of Nelson

Contractor:  Smith Brothers

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story wood frame and concrete structure.The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Greenwood. The northwest front has a two story portico with wood columns, balcony on the second story and pediment at the roof line. The building has wood turrets. The roof is hipped with a small cupola. The interior has west coast cedar trim, wood staircase and stained glass windows. In the basement are three old jail cells. The large courtroom with visitor gallery is located on the second story.

 

Note: The building originally housed the gold commissioner’s office, the chief constable and the mining recorder, as well as the functions of the county and supreme courts. There are three jail cells in the basement, one of which was part of the original design. The City of Greenwood bought it to use as its city hall in 1953.

 

Kootenay Judicial District Courthouses: 

 

CastlegarCranbrookCrestonFernieGoldenGrand ForksKaslo, Nakusp, Nelson and Rossland

 

 

 

Old Courthouse – Greenwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2016