Nanaimo Courthouse counted cross stitch chart

PATRICIA BANKS FINE ART

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One of Nanaimo's iconic buildings, the Courthouse has been lovingly rendered into a cross stitch chart by artist Patricia Banks.

Stitch count: 110h x 110w

Quoted from Historic Places (https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=1352)
"Built from 1895 to 1896, the Nanaimo Court House is a very striking and superior example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, which was favoured for major public buildings of this period. The building features the rough-dressed masonry and prominent round arched openings typical of this style. The picturesque roofline is highlighted with a slate covering and intricate copper ornamentation. A plain 1957 addition at the rear of the building does not actively infringe on the original building's character. This exceptional building marks the height of the architectural grandeur of the Late Victorian era.

The Nanaimo Court House is significant because of its association with Francis Mawson Rattenbury, British Columbia's premier institutional architect of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Rattenbury also designed the Nanaimo and Nelson Court Houses, the provincial Parliament Buildings and numerous other residential and institutional buildings. This building, and the Nelson Court House, represented a continuation of Rattenbury's interest in the picturesque eclecticism of the Late Victorian era."

One of Patricia's Historical Collection charts.


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