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Frontenac County Court House

Frontenac County Court House

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2009

Frontenac County Court House Frontenac County Court House

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the north side of Court Street
between Barrie and West streets

Coordinates: N 44 13.651 W 76 29.379


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Plaque Text

This grand Neo-classical building has served the courts of Frontenac County since its opening in 1858. Designed by the Dorset-born architect, Edward Horsey, it is superbly sited on land originally acquired in 1840 for a house of parliament, at a time when Kingston was one of several possible sites for the capital of Canada. Constructed of stone quarried on site, it features many of the traditional exterior elements of large-scale mid-19th century court houses: the use of classical detailing, the balanced three-part composition of centre pavilion and side wings, and a bold portico and dome.

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