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 concrete structure with Art Deco elements. The building is located on the north side of the center of New Orleans. 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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of New Orleans. 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 located in the southeast part of New Orleans along the Mississippi River and 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. The building was renovated in 1984. In 2019, the building is undergoing a major renovation. The architect is Linfield Hunter & Junius Inc. of Metaire and the contractor is Dynamic Constructors.


Note:  The first courthouse was the plantation home of Barthelemi Duverjé which was destroyed by fire in 1895. Officially New Orleans’ 2nd City Court, the building is the third-oldest courthouse in continuous use in Louisiana. The cost of renovations in 2019 were #1,200,000.


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





Parish Criminal Courthouse – New Orleans

















Photos taken 2011