Constructed in 1858 and designed in a Palladian style by Kivas Tully, this building is a key feature to the growth of our city.
Inscribed above the main front door are the names of the key figures in getting the court house constructed as well as the bust of Graves Simcoe, the Governor of Upper Canada at the time of construction.
Behind the court house, from the back of the building to the lights at Hellems Avenue was the jail yard. Although there was a fire in the records room in 1913, it is known that the first hanging was in 1859 and the last hanging was in 1958.
Did you know that the Welland Museum has gallery space inside the court house? This gallery holds the last gallows, items from guards and information on more than 150 years of servicing law.