Orleans Parish

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Orleans Parish is named for the Duke of Orleans, who was the regent of France.


Created:  March 31, 1807

Parish Seat: 

New Orleans  1807 – present


Parish Criminal Courthouse – New Orleans  


Location:  2700 Tulane Avenue / Broad Street

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Dibolli & Owens

Contractor:  R P Farnsworth & Company, Inc.


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story structure with Art Deco elements. The center section on the east side has twelve high columns with wide header above. Wide steps ascend to the central entrance. On the south and north of the front are two projecting square towers on either side. The roof line is flat.


Parish Civil Courthouse – New Orleans  




Location:  421 Loyola Avenue / Poydras Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Mathes Birgman & Associates and Goldstein, Parham & Labouisse and August, Perez & Associates

Contractor:  R P Farnsworth Company Inc.


Description:  The building faces east and is a four story glass and concrete structure. The entrance on the north side is one story with glass doors and stone facing. The main building has glass windows along the first story and vertical glass windows between stone facing on the east side. The building is connected to the City Hall on the west side. The roof line is flat.


Algiers Municipal Courthouse – New Orleans  




Location:  225 Morgan Street ( Algiers ) / Bermuda Street

Built:  1896 – 1897

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Linus Brown and Alonzo Bell

Contractor:  John McNally


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story style structure. The building is known as the Algier Court House. The building has a clock tower on the northeast corner and another tower on the northwest corner. There is a small portico on the north front with balcony on the second story. The windows are arched. The roof line is flat.


See:  Located in the Parish is the Louisiana Supreme Court.



N – Saint Tammany Parish

E – Hancock County, Mississippi and Saint Bernard Parish

S – Saint Bernard Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish

W – Jefferson Parish




















Photos taken 2011