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 – 1978

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 building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Ville Platte. 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. The interior has a large spiral staircase ascending to the second story. The courtrooms are located along the south side of the second story. In front of the building is the cupola from the 1912 courthouse and a statue of Evangeline.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was designed by Emile Weil and constructed by C D Stewart in 1912. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1976 to 1977.

 

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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Parish Courthouse – Ville Platte

 

 

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Cornerstone 1978 Parish Courthouse

 

 

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Cornerstone 1912 Parish Courthouse

 

 

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Evangeline statue

 

 

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Cupola 1912 Parish Courthouse

Photos taken 2011