East Carroll Parish is named for Charles Carroll, who was the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Created: March 28, 1877
Parish Seat :
Lake Providence 1877 – present
Parish Courthouse – Lake Providence
Location: 100 1st Street / Hood Street
Built: 1937 – 1938
Style: Art Deco and Classical Revival
Architect: J W Smith and Associates
Contractor: M T Reed Construction Company of Monroe
Description: The building faces north and is a three story stone and concrete structure. The building has stone facing and large windows on the second story. The center section projects from the main building and has a central entrance on the first story. The section rises to a hipped roof. The west side has an addition added.
See: The architect firm, J W Smith and Associates, designed many of the courthouses in Louisiana. These courthouses are found in Caldwell Parish, Catahoula Parish, Jackson Parish, Madison Parish, Natchitoches Parish and Ouachita Parish. Also, MT Reed Construction Company of Monroe was the contractor for the courthouses in Madison Parish and Natchitoches Parish.
Old Parish Courthouse – Lake Providence
Location: Hood Street / 2nd Street
Built: 1991 – 1902
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: William Stanton and W A Stanton
Contractor: Enochs-Havis Lumber Company
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The east front has a one story porch supported by four columns and with a balcony on the second story Above the balcony are three long vertical windows. At the northeast corner is a high square brick tower with steep roof. On the southeast corner is a square brick tower that rises to the roof line/ The roof is hipped. The building is now a museum.
E – Issaquena County, Mississippi
S – Madison Parish
Photos taken 2011