Saint John the Baptist Parish

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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: 

Lucy      1807 – 1848

Edgard  1848 – 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 in the center of Edgard. 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. The interior has a large atrium with the courtrooms on either side.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Lucy to the south of Edgard. The parish seat moved to Edgard in 1848 and the second courthouse was built by T Peralto & Company in 1847. The building was renovated in 1938. The architect was Diboll, Boettner & Kissels and the contractor was Jay M Taylor. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1967.

 

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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Parish Courthouse – Edgard

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2019