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Weyburn in Weyburn No. 67, Saskatchewan — The Prairie Region (North America)
 

Weyburn Court House

Provincial Heritage Property

 
 
Weyburn Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2022
1. Weyburn Court House Marker
Inscription.  
Weyburn Court House was designed by Provincial Architect Maurice Sharon in a distinctive Colonial style. Constructed in 1928, this elegant building expressed the confident aspirations of Saskatchewan towns in the last good harvest year before the Depression.

The Colonial Revival in architecture was inspired by American historic reconstruction at Williamsburg, Virginia. The construction of court houses in this style at Prince Albert, Weyburn and Estevan in the late 1920s symbolized the growing influence of the United States on the cultural and economic life of the province.
 
Erected 1999 by Government of Saskatchewan.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 49° 39.986′ N, 103° 51.125′ W. Marker is in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, in Weyburn No. 67. Marker is at the intersection of Prairie Avenue and 3rd Street Northeast, on the right when traveling west on Prairie Avenue. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the
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Weyburn Court House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Prairie Avenue, Weyburn SK S4H 0L4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Regarding Weyburn Court House. Canadian Register of Historic Places (2005); and Saskatchewan Provincial Heritage Property (1988).
 
Also see . . .
1. Weyburn Court House. Canada's Historic Places website entry:
The construction of the Weyburn court house was contemporary with the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, USA, during the 1920s. Of all the Colonial Revival buildings in Saskatchewan, the connection with Williamsburg is most strongly illustrated in the Weyburn Court House through the use of red brick with small amounts of stone trim and a simple but monumental entry flanked by Doric Columns. Also, it is the only one of Sharon's nine Colonial Revival court house designs to feature end-gables rather than a hip roof. The building is prominently situated on Prairie Avenue at the north end of the vista of Third Street, constituting a major landmark in the community.
(Submitted on August 14, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Maurice William Sharon. Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950 website entry:
Many of Saskatchewan's most impressive public buildings were designed by its second Provincial Architect, Maurice William Sharon. Sharon's tenure as Provincial Architect from 1916 to 1930 coincided with the province's boom years.
Weyburn Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2022
2. Weyburn Court House Marker
(looking northeast from Prairie Avenue)
His most distinctive and prominent designs are several elegant court houses. The excellence of his architectural capabilities is perhaps best attested to by the fact that many of Maurice Sharon's buildings are still standing almost a century later, and over a dozen of them have been formally designated as Municipal or Provincial Heritage Properties. (Submitted on September 28, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Weyburn Court House (<i>south/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2022
3. Weyburn Court House (south/front elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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