High Court of Justice, Independence Square 4
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The building of the High Court dates from 1793 according to a memorial stone. It was build on the brick substructure of a wooden house which the Van Wangenheim-Du Four family had build around 1755 and which already had the decorated porch of the present building.
The substructure was raised to the height of a floor. Therefore the old porch (a unique piece of rococo style in Suriname) had to be raised with three brick flights. The beautiful brick corner pilasters add a sharp edge to the building.
The mansard roof, covered with slate, has ten dormers with barrel shape roofs and carved cheeks and two central dormers which are somewhat larger and are handsomely decorated.
High Court and the Treasury Department from the rear