Evangeline Parish

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Evangeline

Evangeline Parish is named for the Acadian heroine of the poem “Evangeline” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

 

Created:  June 15, 1910

Parish Seat: 

Ville Platte  1910 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Ville Platte  

 

Location:  200 Court Street / West Main Street

Built:  1976 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Meleton, Patin and Guillory Architects Ltd.

Contractor:  J B Gauthier.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The central entrance on the east front is recessed with glass walls, canopy and a small courtyard. The building has few windows. The roof line is flat. In front of the building is the cupola from the 1912 courthouse.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Emile Weil and constructed by C D Stewart in 1912.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Rapides Parish

E – Avoyelles Parish and Saint Landry Parish 

S – Saint Landry Parish and Acadia Parish

W – Allen Parish

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011