Victoria County Court House
The Victoria County Court House in 2010
General information
Architectural styleClassical Revival
Location495 Chebucto Street
Town or cityBaddeck, NS
Construction started1889
ClientVictoria County
Technical details
Structural systemGranite, Clapboard

The Victoria County Court House is a historic building in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.


The Court House during a visit by Governor General John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen in 1897

In 1851, Victoria County was split off from Cape Breton County, leaving the new county without a court house of its own.[1] The court house was constructed in 1889 by Phillip MacRae, a carpenter from Big Baddeck.[1] The building was recognized as a historic property in 1989, under the Nova Scotia Heritage Property Act.[1]


The court house is a two-story building constructed in the Classical Revival style with a hipped roof and built of granite and wooden clapboard. The building was originally asymmetrical in design, with a centre block and east wing; a western wing was added in 1967.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Victoria County Court House". Historic Places. Government of Canada. Retrieved 12 April 2012.

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