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Merritt

Merritt is named for William Hamilton Merritt III, who was a mining engineer and railway promoter.  

 

Location:  Merritt is located in the south central part of the Province

Judicial District:  Yale Judicial District

 

Old Courthouse – Merritt

 

Location:  1840 Nicola Avenue / Chapman Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Tudor

Architect:  Henry Whittaker of the Public Department of Works

Contractor:  James Layfield of Vancouver

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story wood frame structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of Merritt. The north front has a projecting centre section with porch and recessed entrance on the first story. The lower part of the building is an orange-yellow colour and the upper section is a yellow colour. The east wing is longer than the west wing. The roof is hipped. Additions were added in 1951, 1957 and 1975. The building is now used for commercial purposes. The building houses the Provincial Court.

 

Note:  The design of the building is attributed to Henry Whittaker. The building is similar to the courthouse in Nicola.

 

See:  The architect, Henry Whittaker, also designed courthouses in Nicola, Penticton, Powell RiverPrince Rupert, Salmon Arm and Smithers.

 

Courthouse – Merritt

 

 

Location:  3420 Voght Street / Grimmett Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the north of the centre of Merritt. The building was originally constructed as a British Columbia Hydro building. The north front has a projecting centre section with large window and recessed entrance. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located in the centre. The building houses the Provincial Court.

 

Yale Judicial District Courthouses: 

 

KamloopsKelowna, Nicola, Oliver, PentictonPrinceton, RevelstokeSalmon Arm and Vernon

 

 

 

Old Courthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2016 and 2019