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Beauce Judicial District is named for “Nouvelle Beauce” a seigneurie along the Chaudiere River or was the name chosen by seigneurs Joseph de Fleury de La Gorgendiere, Pierre  de Rigaud de Vaudreuil and Thomas-Jacques Taschereau recalling the French Beauce region.

 

Palais de justice: 

N – Quebec District and Montmagny District

E – Maine

S – Frontenac District 

W – Artabaska District and Quebec District 

 

District:  Beauce Judicial District

District Seat: 

Saint Joseph de Beauce

 

Palais de justice – Saint Joseph de Beauce

 

Location:  795 Avenue du Palais / Cote Taschereau

Built:  1859 – 1862

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Frederick Preston Rubidge of the Department of Public Works

Contractor:  Sinclair & Skelsey ( 1859 to 1860 ) and Augustin Trepanier ( 1860 to 1862 ).

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story grey coloured stone  structure. Artistic work was completed by Edouard Pelletier, Louis Pelletier and Michel Cote. An annex was co-designed by Georges St. Michel of the Quebec Department of Public Works in 1924.

 

See:  The architect  Frederick Preston Rubidge of the Department of Public Works also designed courthouses in Bedford District. Charlevoix District, Gatineau DistrictIberville DistrictJoliette District and Montmagny District.

 

 

Paslais de justice – Saint Joseph de Beauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2016