Saint James Parish

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St. James

Saint James Parish is named for James the Just, who was a relative of Jesus Christ and the first bishop of Jerusalem.


Created:  March 31, 1807 

Parish Seat: 

Convent  1807 – present


Parish Courthouse – Convent  


Location:  5800 Highway 44 / Canalella Street

Built:  1969 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hamilton, Meyer and Associates Inc.

Contractor:  Union Construction Company, Inc.


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story white colored concrete and glass structure. The south front has a recessed entrance on the first story with stairs to the second story. The windows are large. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Andrew J Bryan and constructed by M T Lewman in 1904.



N – Ascension Parish

E – Saint John the Baptist Parish

S – Lafourche Parish

W – Assumption Parish




















Photos taken 2011