Saint Charles Parish

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Saint Charles Parish is named for St. Charles Borromeo, who was an Italian saint and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

Created:  March 31, 1807

Parish Seat: 

Hahnville  1807 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Hahnville  

 

Location:  15045 River Road / Courthouse Lane

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gimini and Meric & Associates, Inc.

Contractor:  Mid-Gulf Construction, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story light brown colored concrete and glass structure. The north front has vertical glass walls with an external overhang supported by concrete dividers. There are entrances at the northeast and northwest corners. The roof line is flat with a wide horizontal section below.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by William R Burk and built in 1826. The building was remodeled in 1852 and 1921. The building was torn down when the present courthouse was constructed.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Saint John the Baptist Parish and Tangipahoa Parish

E – Jefferson Parish 

S – Lafourche Parish

W – Lafourche Parish and Saint John the Baptist Parish

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011