Caldwell Parish

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Caldwell Parish is named for the Caldwell family who were a prominent family in the area.


Created:  March 6, 1838

Parish Seat  :        

Columbia  1838 – present


Parish Courthouse – Columbia 


Location:  201 Main Street / Pearl Street

Built:  1937 – 1938

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  J W Smith and Associates

Contractor:  Nile E Yearwood


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The windows are vertical with panels between. The third story is recessed. The roof line is flat. An addition was added to the northeast side in 1971. The architect was Prentiss M Seymour and the contractor was Lincoln Builders of Ruston Inc.


Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $129,984.


See: The architect firm, J W Smith and Associates, designed many of  the courthouses in Louisiana. These courthouses are found in Catahoula Parish, East Carroll ParishJackson Parish, Madison Parish, Natchitoches Parish and Ouachita Parish



N – Ouachita Parish

E – Richland ParishFranklin Parish and Catahoula Parisk

S – Catahoula Parish and La Salle Parish

W – Winn Parish and Jackson Parish 

















Photos taken 2011