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Joliette Judicial District is named for Barthelemy Joliette, who was a businessman who founded the city in 1823.


District:  Joliette Judicial District

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Old Palais de Justice – Joliette


Location:  450 Rue Saint Louis / Rue Saint Marc

Built:  1860 -1862

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Frederick Preston Rubidge of the Department of Public Works

Contractor:  Toussaint Vezina of Quebec City.


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff coloured stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The southeast front has a projecting centre section with entrance on the first story, three large arched windows on the second story and pediment at the roof line. There are northeast and southwest wings with arched windows on the second story. Pierre Gauvreau, architect from the Department of Public Works supervised the construction. On the northwest is the new courthouse which is connected by a two story walkway. The building was enlarged in 1916. The architect was George Saint-Michel and the contractor was Alphonse Durant. The building was renovated in 1929 to 1930. The architect was Raol Chenevert and the engineer was Wilbrod Dube. The building was renovated from 1990 to 1991. In 1993, the building became a Canada Historic Site.


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


Palais de Justicuse – Joliette



Location:  200 Rue Saint Marc / Rue Baby

Built:  1960 -1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Blaise Marchand

Contractor:  Gregoire Perreault Inc.


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a three story grey coloured concrete  and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds with the old courthouse on the southeast side. The northwest front has a projecting central section with glass panels. The first story is recessed with columns. The windows are horizontal. The roof line is flat. The building is connected to the old courthouse on the east side by an enclosed walkway. 


Other Historic Palais de Justice


L’Assomption   /   Sainte Julienne



N – Trois Rivieres District 

E – Richelieu District and Longueuil Distict

S – Montreal District, Laval District and Terrebonne District

W – Labelle District














Photos taken 2016