Red River Parish

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Red River Parish is named for the Red River, which is part of the Mississippi River watershed and which was named for the red color of the clay in the water.

 

Created:  March 2, 1871 

County Seat: 

Coushatta  1871 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Coushatta  

 

Location:  615 East Carroll Street / Court Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Beaux Arts and Classical Revival

Architect:  William T Nolan

Contractor:  Sandquist & Snow

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Coushatta. The north front has a large portico with four high columns supporting a pediment at the roof line. A balustrade runs along the roof line. With a raised center section with sloped red colored roof and an octagonal red colored cupola with red colored roof. A new one story redf colored brick and concrete addition was built on the south side in 1982. The architect was DMJM / Curtis & Davis and the contractor was The Florsheim Company. The entrance along the east side has a concrete semi-circular arch.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1872. The building was destroyed by fire and the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1926 to 1929.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Caddo ParishBossier Parish and Bienville Parish

E – Bienville Parish and Natchitoches Parish

S – Natchitoches Parish

W – DeSoto Parish

 

 

 

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Parish Courthouse – Coushatta

 

 

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Photos taken 2011, 2017 and 2019