Louisiana Supreme Court

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Supreme Court

New Orleans

Location:  400 Royal Avenue / St. Louis Street

Built:  1908 – 1910

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Frederick and Ten Eyck Brown and P Thornton Marye of Atlanta, Georgia, architectural firm of Brown, Brown and Marye

Contractor:  A B Stannard of New York


Description:  The building faces north and is a four story limestone, marble and glazed brick structure. After an extensive renovation in 2004, the Louisiana Supreme Court moved back into the courthouse, and were joined by Court of Appeal-Fourth Circuit, the State Judicial Administrator’s Office, the Law Library of Louisiana, an Attorney General’s Office and, in time, a legal museum. The building is guarded by a statue of former United States Chief Justice, Edward Douglas White. The building also houses the Fourth Court of Appeal.


First Supreme Court – New Orleans




Location:  4

Built:  1795 – 1799

Style:  French Baroque

Architect:  Gilbert Guillemard

Contractor:  A


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story structure, The building was named as The Cabildo. The Sala Capitular is the large meeting room which housed the Spanish court from 1799 to 1803 and the Louisiana territorial superior court from 1803 to 1812. The buillding was the home of the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1868 to 1910.


See:  The Louisiana Supreme Court is located in Orleans Parish.



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Photos taken 2011