East Baton Rouge Parish

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East Baton Rouge

East Baton Rouge Parish is named for “baton rouge” being French words meaning “red stick” referring to a tall cypress tree stripped of its bark and draped with freshly killed animals that marked the boundary between the hunting grounds of two Indian tribes in 1699.


Created:  December 22, 1810

Parish Seat: 

Baton Rouge  1810 – present


District Courthouse – Baton Rouge  


Location:  300 North Boulevard / St. Louis Street

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Post Architects and KPS Group

Contractor:  Walton Construction Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a twelve story steel, glass and concrete structure. The first three stories have vertical dividers and vertical glass walls between. The east section is glass with an extended metal overhang at the roof line. The west section is white colored stone.


Parish Courthouse – Baton Rouge  




Location:  222 St. Louis Street / Louisiana Avenue

Built:  1975 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Desmond-Miremont & Associates and Wilson & Coleman

Contractor:  Charles Carter & Company, Inc.


Description:  The building faces east and is a ten story steel, glass and concrete structure. The building faces east towards the old courthouse. The building has vertical concrete pillars with horizontal windows between. The upper part of the building extends outwards. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Governmental Building and houses The Parish Administration, Parish Courts and Baton Rouge City Hall.


Old Parish Courthouse – Baton Rouge  




Location:  223 St. Louis Street / Louisiana Avenue

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Edward F Neild and C E Olshner

Contractor:  Caldwell Brothers


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has eight square opening and a central entrance on the first story. Twelve columns rise from the second story to the top of the third story with windows behind. The brick on the first story is horizontal. A balustrade runs along the flat roof line.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Henry Kean and F Arbour and constructed in 1857.


See:  Louisiana First Court of Appeal



N – East Feliciana Parish

E – Saint Helena Parish and Livingston Parish

S – Ascension Parish and Iberville Parish

W – West Baton Rouge ParishPointe Coupee Parish and West Feliciana Parish 



































Photos taken 2011