Caddo Parish

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Caddo

Caddo Parish is named for the Caddo Native American people.

 

Created:  January 18, 1838

Parish Seat: 

Shreveport  1838 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Shreveport  

 

Location:  501 Texas Street / McNeil Street

Built:  1926 – 1928

Style:  Classical Revival and Moderne

Architect:  Edward F Neild

Contractor:  Glassell-Wilson Company

 

Description:  The building faces northwest is an eight story white colored limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Shreveport. The north and south central entrances have a large arch rising two stories. The main section is recessed and rises four stories with vertical columns rising from the fourth to sixth story on the north and south sides dividing the windows. The seventh top story is also recessed and has arched windows. The roof line is flat. The foyer has Rosatta marble walls. The floors are laid in alternating squares of pink and gray Tennessee marble with a border of Belgian black marble. There are bronze lamps hanging in the foyer. The courtrooms are located on either side of the second story. The old jail cells are located on the seventh story. The building was remodeled from 1970 to 1971. The architect was Somdal – Smitherman – Sorensen – Sherman Associates and the contractor was The Werner Company Inc.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by L W Weathers and constructed by Moodie & Ellis in 1890 to 1891.

 

Parish Juvenile Justice Complex – Shreveport  

 

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Location:  1835 Spring Street / Cornwell Avenue

Built:  1989 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Slack Bradley Miremont & Associates

Contractor:  McInnis Brothers Construction, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the southeast of the center of Shreveport. The north front has a curved center section with vertical concrete pillars with glass windows between. Vertical concrete bands run across the building. The roof line is flat. 

 

See:  Located in the parish is the Louisiana Second Court of Appeal.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Miller County, Arkansas

E – Bossier Parish

S – Red River Parish and  DeSoto Parish

W – Cass County, Texas, Marion County, Texas, Harrison County, Texas and Panola County, Texas

 

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Parish Courthouse – Shreveport

 

 

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Jail cells on 7th story

 

 

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Hanging trap door

 

 

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Parish Juvenile Justice Complex – Shreveport

 

 

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Photos taken 2010, 2017 and 2019