Argyle Township Court House and Gaol

Argyle Township Court House and Gaol (HM21XS)

Location: Tusket, Nova Scotia B0W 3M0 Yarmouth County
Country: Canada
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N 43° 51.287', W 65° 58.478'

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Le Palais de Justice et Prison Canton d'Argyle

This 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.

Construit entre 1802 et 1805, cet édifice bien conservé est le plus ancien exemple connu existant au Canada de ce type de bâtiment qui abritait un palais de justice et une prison. De tels symboles de la loi et de l'ordre se retrouvaient au tournant du XIXe siècle dans plusieurs petites villes d'Amérique du Nord, mais très peu ont survécu. Par la simplicité de sa forme extérieure et de ses ornements de bois, celui-ci s'inscrit dans la tradition des meeting houses de la Nouvelle-Angleterre. Les pilastres corniers, les avant-toits à retour et les denticules sous la corniche lui confèrent sobriété et élégance.
HM NumberHM21XS
Year Placed2017
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 260926 N 4860045
Decimal Degrees43.85478333, -65.97463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 51.287', W 65° 58.478'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 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 AddressAt or near 8007 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Tusket Nova Scotia B0W 3M0, CA
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