Name: Cal Lal Police Station and Courthouse
Location: Cal Lal (Lake Victoria)
Use: Former Police Station and Courthouse
Constructed: 1900
Demolished: 0
Theme: Services and Community Facilities
Condition: Poor, modified

Statement of Heritage Significance:

A weatherboard structure with gambrel roof clad with corrugated iron extending over a front verandah. The elevated building is supported by posts. Wooden steps and side rails lead to the verandah, which is surrounded by timber balustrade. The courtroom has a platform where the magistrates bench was once located. A rear extension accommodated the police office and prison cell. The interior has been significantly modified to provide a private dwelling, which is now abandoned.

Mounted policeman used to monitor the boundaries of local properties and the State border. There have been no police in the building since 1938.

Maintenance of the facade. Reconstruction of cell and courthouse to original state.

J Taylor

Recording Date: 30/11/1988

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