Allen Parish

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Allen Parish is named for Henry Watkins Allen, who was the Confederate governor of Louisiana.

 

Created:  June 12, 1912

Parish Seat: 

Oberlin  1912 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Oberlin  

 

Location:  400 West 6th Avenue / North 5th Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Favrot & Livaudais

Contractor:  L R Wright and Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. On the east front, the center section extends from the main building. Above the first story entrance is a small balcony with eight columns on the second story with arched windows between. There is a balustrade with crest along the roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Vernon Parish and Rapides Parish

E – Evangeline Parish

S – Jefferson Davis Parish

W – Beauregard Parish

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2017