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Reims in Marne Département, Champagne-Ardenne, France
 

Palais de Justice

 
 
Palais de Justice Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 29, 2015
1. Palais de Justice Marker
Inscription. Le Palais de Justice fut érigé en 1835 à l'emplacement de l'ancien Hôtel-Dieu, établissement d'accueil pour les malades et les indigents. L'édifice reprend le vocabulaire décoratif de l'Antiquité: colonnes, fronton… dans l'esprit de constructions judiciaires du XIXe siècle. Sur l'arrière, se situaient la prison et la gendarmerie, démolies in 1906. Le Palais de Justice fut en grande partie détruit pendant la Première Guerre mondiale. Aujourd'hui, il abrite le tribunal de Grande Instance, le tribunal d'Instance et le tribunal de Commerce.

With its classical inspired architecture, the Courthouse was built in 1835 on the site of the former Hôtel-Dieu, an instition which once cared for the town's sick and destitute.

English translation:
The courthouse was built in 1835 on the site of the former Hotel-Dieu, an institution for the sick and needy. The building has all the typical decorations of the time: columns, pediments ... all in the spirit of Nineteenth-Century judicial construction. Until 1906, the prison and the police occupied the rear of the building. The courthouse was largely destroyed during World War I. Today it houses the High Court, the Magistrates Court and the Commercial Court.
 
Erected by la ville de Reims. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location.
Palais de Justice and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 29, 2015
2. Palais de Justice and Marker
49° 15.262′ N, 4° 1.89′ E. Marker is in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, in Marne Département. Marker is on Place Myron Herrick, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. In front of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Reims. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Place Myron Herrick, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne 51100, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quartier des Banques (within shouting distance of this marker); Edmond Marin la Meslée (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Musée des Beaux-Arts (about 120 meters away); Porte et Place du Chapitre de la Cathédral (about 120 meters away); Maison du Trésorier du Chapitre de la Cathédral (about 120 meters away); Cathédral Notre-Dame (about 150 meters away); Médiathèque Jean Falala (about 150 meters away); Cavalcade du sacre des rois de France (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reims.
 
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<i>Reims (Marne) - Palais de Justice / Courts of Law</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by L.G.H. - Vise, 1918
3. Reims (Marne) - Palais de Justice / Courts of Law
After the first World War, many French publishers issued series of postcards showing the wartime damage inflicted on their cities. This particular example shows the condition of the Palais de Justice after the German withdrawal. (Click on picture to enlarge.)
<i>Reims - Palais de Justice </i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by A. Crenieux, circa 1928
4. Reims - Palais de Justice
After the war, with a new roof and fencing (see previous picture), but the facade had yet to be completely repaired. The still-damaged tower of Reims Cathedral is visible behind the Palais.
<i>Reims - Palais de Justice</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
5. Reims - Palais de Justice
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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