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Trois Rivieres

Trois Rivieres Judicial District is named for the Saint Maurice River which has two islands forming three river mouths.



N – Saint Maurice District and Quebec District 

E – Artabaska District and Drummond District

S – Richelieu District and Joliette District

W – Labelle District


District:  Trois Rivieres Judicial District

District Seat: 

Trois Rivieres


Palais de Justice – Trois Rivieres


Location:  800 Rue Hart / Rue Laviolette

Built:  1821 – 1822

Style:  Beau Arts

Architect:  Francois Baillarge

Contractor:  Francois Normand, Francois Routier and Francois Lafontaine ( carpenters )


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story grey coloured stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city centre. The south front has a central slightly projecting section with entrance on the first story and with pediment at the roof line. The east and west wing project from the main building. The roof line is flat. The building has a large rotunda with monumental staircase.  In 1913 to 1915, the building was remodeled after a fire damaged the building. The architect was Ulric Asselin. The building was enlarged in 1936.The architect was Ernest Denonciurt. In 2001 to 2003, a modern addition was constructed on the north side. The architect was Cote Chabot Morel Gilbert, Architectes; Emile Gilbert Et Associes, Architectes; Francois R Beauchesne, Architecte and Raymond Bluteau, Architectee and the contractor was G Therrien Inc.


Note:  The cost of construction in 1821 was $45,606. Oliver Larue was in charge of the masonry during construction. On the north side of the building is the old prison.


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Photos taken 2016