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Queens County

Queens County is named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg, who was the queen of the Great Britain.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Gulf of Saint Lawrence (Atlantic Ocean) and Quebec

E – Kings County 

S – Northumberland Strait, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

W – Prince County

 

Government of Prince Edward Island

County Created  :  1765

County Seat:  

Charlottetown  1765 – present

 

Courthouse – Charlottetown

 

Location:  42 Water Street / Pownal Street

Built:  1978 – 1979

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Cochrane and Forsyth of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red coloured brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of the city and is an “L” shape with a long east wing and a shorter north wing. The front has a curved entrance at the junction of the wings. Along the front of the east wing are square beams rising to the roof line with a wide so\ilver coloured band running between the first and second stories. The windows are horizontal. The green coloured roof is hipped. There are five courtroomsThe building is the Law Courts and houses the Court of Appeal. The building is named as the “Sir Louis Henry Davies Law Centre” after Sir Louis Henry Davies ( 1845 – 1924 ). The building was originally a wholesaler’s warehouse with hand hewn posts and beams. In 1998 to 1999, the building was modernized. The architect was Bergmark & Hammarlund of Charlottetown.

 

Note:  The Supreme Court was housed in the Colonial Building from 1847 to 1873. The building was designed by Isaac Smith. The previous courthouse was located at 171 Richmond Street and was designed by Thomas Alley and constructed by Charles Heartz in 1874 to 1876. John Hodgson was the carpenter. The cost of construction was $60,032.64. The building was renovated in 1937. The architect was J H Hunter and the contractor was A T MacKinnon. The building was destroyed by fire in 1976.

 

Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal – Charlottetown

 

 

Description:  The Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal is housed in the Sir Louis Henry Davies Law Courts. The Court of Appeal courtroom is Courtroom Three located on the second story in the centre of the building. The judges light coloured wood bench is at the south end of the chamber with large coats of arms behind.  The ceiling rises to a high skylight..

 

Provincial Court Courthouse – Charlottetown

 

 

Location:  42 Water Street / Pownal Street

Built:  1977 – 1979

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story red coloured wood frame structure. The building is located on the north side of the courthouse in the centre of the city and is connected to the courthouse by a second story walkway. The southeast side has an entrance on the south end and an overhanging second story with red coloured brick facing on the first story. The roof is hipped. The rectangular shaped building houses the Provincial Court with courtroom located on the second story. 

 

Note:  The highest point in Prince Edward Island is 499 feet ( 152 meters ) which is located in the county at Springton which is northwest of Charlottetown..

 

 

Courthouse – Charlottetown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Court of Appeal courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provincial Court Courthouse – Charlottetown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provincial Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2018