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Saint John County

Saint John County was named for the Saint John River which was named by Samuel Champlain for St. John The Baptist’s Day when he sighted the river.


County Created  :  1785 ( one of the 8 original counties )

County Seat:  

Saint John  1785 – present


Courthouse – Saint John


Location:  10 Peel Plaza / Union Street

Built:  2010 – 2012

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gregory Murlock and EXP Architects Inc.

Contractor:  Bird Construction Limited


Description:  The building faces east.and is a three story dark red coloured brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the centre of the city. The east front has concrete pillars with recessed glass walls. On the north side a tower rises above the flat roof line. On the third story is a glass section. The building has dark red coloured brick. 


Old Courthouse – Saint John



Location:  20 Sydney Street / King Street

Built:  1826 – 1829

Style:  Georgian Neo-Classical

Architect:  John Cunningham of Saint John

Contractor:  Robert Barbour ( stone mason )


Description:  The building faces west.and is a three story buff coloured sandstone and igneous rock structure. The rectangular shaped building is located opposite King Square in the centre of the city. The south front has Tuscan Doric columns. The front entrance is recessed in a rounded arch. At the roof line is a pediment  On the centre of the hipped roof is a cupola. The interior of the building has a circular stone staircase, with its three-story height, freestanding, cantilevered design, and wrought-iron railing. 



N – Kings County

E – Albert County 

S – Bay of Fundy

W – Charoltte County 

















Old Courthouse









Photos taken 2018