The Historical Yorkton Court House

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The Historical Yorkton Court House

Yorkton Court House Window Restoration

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The History of the Yorkton Court House

Saskatchewan features some of the most historic courthouses in Canada, including Yorkton Court House. The courthouse was built between 1919-1921 and was declared a Provincial Heritage Property.

Yorkton Court House's unique architecture creates its heritage value. The Architect and engineer of the courthouse was Maurice Sharon, who was responsible for the design of public buildings for the government between 1905 and the 1930's. Maurice, along with the office of the provincial architect design ten Provincial courthouses including Yorkton, Kerrobert, Prince Albert, Weyburn, Estevan, Gravelbourg, Shaunavon, Melfort, Wynyard and Assiniboia.


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The Building

The building is representative of the Beaux-Arts styles developed from French Classicism. The front of the building is a symmetrical composition framed by stone end pavilions framing, with a rusticated base of the end pavilions with beautiful arched windows. The entrance is detailed in stone carvings. The building's exterior is constructed of clad, Tyndall Stone and Claybank brick. The interior is magnificent with its stained glass, woodwork and awe-inspiring staircases.

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The Yorkton Court House is a symbol of Yorkton's status as a community of significance in the eastern portion of the province at the time of its construction.

The Yorkton Court House is located on two well-landscaped city lots completing its beauty.

Hepting Glass was proud to be chosen to work on replacing and maintaining the historical windows or the courthouse.

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