Plaquemines Parish

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Plaquemines - Belle Chase

Plaquemines Parish is named for a word “paresimmons” created from the Louisiana Creole French and the Mobile Native American languages.


Created:  March 31, 1807

Parish Seat: 

Pointe a la Hache  1807 – present


Parish Courthouse – Belle Chasse


Location:  301 Main Street / Avenue G

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story cream colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has two entrances on the first story. Vertical piasters are along the front. The roof is sloped. 


New Parish Courthouse – Pointe a la Hache


Location:  18055 State Highway / Fontenell Lane

Built:  2016 – 2016

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Linfield Hunter & Junius Inc. of Mataire

Contractor:  Larmar Contractors Inc. of Luling


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a four story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Pointe a la Hache. The first story is open with pillars supporting the upper stories. 


Note:  The engineers were Linfield Hunter & Junius Engineers. The cost of construction was $13,500,000. The second lowest bidder, Landis Construction Co. LLC, came in at just over $14,200,000.


Old Parish Courthouse – Pointe a la Hache




Location:  100 North State Street / Fontenell Lane

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Renaissance Revival

Architect:  N Downey & Kiddell

Contractor:  Surgi & Topp


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building faces onto the Mississippi River. The west front has a high clock tower with an arched entrance on the first story. The building stands in ruins after a fire on January 12, 2002. The building was rebuilt in 1915 to 1916. The architect was N Richarme and the contractor was Lionel F Favret.



N – Orleans Parish and Saint Bernard Parish

E – Gulf of Mexico

S – Gulf of Mexico

W – Gulf of Mexico and Jefferson Parish





Parish Courthouse – Belle Chasse




Old Parish Courthouse – Pointe a la Hache
















Photos taken 2011