La Salle Parish

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La Salle

La Salle Parish is named for Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, who was a French explorer.

 

Created:  January 1, 1910

Parish Seat: 

Jena  1910 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Jena  

 

Location:  1050 Courthouse Street / North 1st Street

Built:  1967 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Barrow, Heinberg & Brocato of Alexandria

Contractor:  McInnis Brothers

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story stone, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jena.  The south front has a recessed central entrance. There are pillars supporting the wide over hanging roof. Certain section project from the main building. The roof line is flat. The building has a central foyer with the courtroom on the west side and the Police Jury Room on the east side. The building was restored after a fire in 2004.

 

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

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by Emile Weil and constructed by C D Stewart in 1910. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1967 to 1968.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Caldwell Parish

E – Catahoula Parish

S – Avoyelles Parish and Rapides Parish

W – Grant Parish and Winn Parish

 

 

 

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Parish Courthouse – Jena

 

 

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Police Jury Room

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2019