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
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 Parish, Jackson Parish, Madison Parish, Natchitoches Parish and Ouachita Parish
N – Ouachita Parish
Photos taken 2011