Le Palais de Justice et Prison Canton d'ArgyleThis well-preserved building, constructed between 1802 and 1805, is the oldest-known combined court house and jail still remaining in Canada. A prominent symbol of law and order, this building type was common to British North American towns in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but few examples have survived. With its simple exterior form and restrained wooden detailing, this structure recalls the New England meeting-house tradition. The corner pilasters, gable-end eave returns, and row of denticulation under the eaves all contribute to the elegant simplicity of its design.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||20T E 260926 N 4860045|
|Decimal Degrees||43.85478333, -65.97463333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 51.287', W 65° 58.478'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 51' 17.22" N, 65° 58' 28.68" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8007 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Tusket Nova Scotia B0W 3M0, CA|
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