Assumption Parish

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Assumption

Assumption Parish is named for the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, the oldest church in Louisiana.

 

Created:  March 31, 1807

Parish Seat  :        

Napoleonville  1807 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Napoleonville 

 

Location:  4809 Highway 1 / Franklin Avenue

Built:  1896 – 1897

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Harrod and Andry of New Orleans

Contractor:  M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story white colored stucco  structure. The northeast front has an arched entrance on the first story with two long vertical windows and an iron balcony on the second story and rising to a clock tower. The building has north wing and a one story south wing. The roof is sloped. On the south side is a one story annex.                       

 

See:  The contractor M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Iberville Parish and Ascension Parish

East    – Saint James Parish and Lafourche Parish

South – Terrebonne Parish

West   – Saint Mary Parish, Saint Martin Parish and Iberia Parish

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011