Jefferson Davis Parish

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Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis Parish is named for Jefferson Davis, who was the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

 

Created:  June 12, 1912 

Parish Seat: 

Jennings  1912 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Jennings  

 

Location:  300 North State Street / East Plaquemine Street

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Perry Segura & Associates

Contractor:  Lake Charles Lumber Company.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jennings. The west front has a recessed first story with wide vertical windows on the second and third stories. The north and south wings are recessed and lower in height. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the west side of the second story.  On the northeast side of the building is the one story Courthouse Annex constructed in 1998. The architect was Gulday Beazley Architects and the contractor was Carlton Construction.

 

Note:  The first and previous courthouse was designed by W L Stevens and constructed by Caldwell Brothers in 1916. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1966.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Allen Parish

E – Acadia Parish

S – Verrmilion Parish and Cameron Parish

W – Calcasieu Parish and Beauregard Parish

 

 

 

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Parish Courthouse – Jennings

 

 

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Picture 1916 Parish Courthouse

 

 

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Plaque 1916 Parish Courthouse

 

 

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Parish Courthouse Annex – Jennings

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2019