Acadia Parish

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Acadia

Acadia Parish is named for the Acadian people who settled in Louisiana.

 

Created:  June 30, 1886

Parish Seat: 

Crowley  1886 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Crowley  

 

Location:  500 Northeast Court Circle / Parkerson Avenue

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Theodor L Perrier

Contractor:  R P Farnsworth & Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story cream colored concrete and glass structure. The south front has steps up to a wide second story platform at the entrance. Large wide vertical windows are along the front. Above the flat roof line is a clock. There are lower east and west wings.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse constructed in 1902 was designed by James Riely Gordon and W L Stevens and the contractor was Tom Lovell.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Evangeline Parish and Saint Landry Parish

E – Saint Landry Parish and Lafayette Parish

S – Vermilion Parish

W – Jefferson Davis Parish

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011