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Fort St. John and Dawson Creek recognized for best architectural buildings


In Fort St. John, our historical Police Barracks and Jail, now resting in the North Peace Museum, made it on the list, describes as “the oldest building in Fort St. John.”

It was originally build on the flats on the Peace River, housing bedrooms, offices, cooking quarters, and a jail.

At this point in 1910, the police served as a primary government agency, signing birth, death, and marriage registration.

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This was also the building where residents would register their traplines, homesteads, and mining claims.

On the Dawson Creek front, the Art Gallery and Calvin Kruk Centre for The Arts are the two among this list of best architectural design.

The Dawson Creek Art Gallery, recognized for the 1948 prairie grain elevator, is described as “one of the iconic symbols of Dawson Creek’s agricultural heritage,” and was later opened as an art gallery in 1983.

The Calvin Kruk Centre for The Arts, originally a post office in 1957, has now been “repurposed into a modern, bright, airy community centre complete with a state-of-the-art theatre, 5 dance studios, 8 music rooms, pottery room, quilt room, visual arts studio, 3 meeting rooms, a quaint café, and a year-round group daycare centre.”

The glass walls and multiple windows is of particular interest for this building, which allows natural light to “flood the main and second floor lobbies and filter into the lower level.”

This 5 year construction project is anticipated to open on September 8th of this year.

Click here to vote for your favourite building before the polls are closed.

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