Saint John the Baptist Parish

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St. John

Saint John the Baptist Parish is named for Saint John the Baptist, who was one of the disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

Created:  March 31, 1807

Parish Seat: 

Edgard  1807 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Edgard  

 

Location:  2393 Highway 18 / East 3rd Street

Built:  1967 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Thompson B Burk

Contractor:  James A Eilan Jr., Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story brown colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has an open porch rising to a peaked roof. The main building extends east and west with few windows. The hipped roof is green colored tiles.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built by T Peralto & Company in 1847. The building was renovated in 1938. The architect was Diboll, Boettner & Kissels. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Livingston Parish and Tangipahoa Parish

E – Jefferson Parish and Saint Charles Parish

S – Lafourche Parish

W – Saint James Parish and Ascension Parish

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011