Grant Parish

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Grant County is named for Ulysses Grant, who led the Union forces to victory in the Civil War and who was elected President of the United States.

 

Created:  March 4, 1869

Parish Seat: 

Colfax  1869 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Colfax  

 

Location:  200 Main Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Barron, Heinberg & Brocato of Alexandria

Contractor:  Gravier & Harper

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Colfax. The entrance is at the northern part of the northwest front with glass windows on the first and second stories. Between the stories is a horizontal band with circles. The windows are vertical and narrow. An addition was constructed in 1966. The architect was J E Fryar and the contractor was McInnis Brothers, Inc.

 

Note:  The first court met at the store of S B Shackelford built in 1868. The store burned in 1878. The first courthouse was built by H McKnight in 1881 to 1882 at a cost of $500. The second courthouse was designed by William S Hull and constructed by F B Hull & W S Hull Construction Company in 1901 to 1902. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1954 to 1955.

 

See:  The architect, Barrow, Heinberg & Brocato of Alexandria, also designed the courthouse in La Salle Parrish.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Winn Parish

E – La Salle Parish

S – Rapides Parish

W – Rapides Parish and Natchitoches Parish

 

 

 

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Parish Courthouse – Colfax

 

 

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Plaque 1902 Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2017