Saint Landry Parish

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St, Landry

Saint Landry Parish is named for Saint Landry of Sees, who was a French saint and bishop.

 

Created:  March 31, 1807 

Parish Seat: 

Opelousas  1807 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Opelousas  

 

Location:  118 South Court Street / West Landry Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Theodore L Perrier

Contractor:  A J Rife Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on lanscaped grounds in the center of Opelousas. The east front has a central section which projects from the main building and rises above the roof line. There is a large window on the second story. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 2008. The architect was Gaudet and Tolson, Ltd.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1806 and the next courthouses were built in 1850 and 1863. The previous courthouse was designed by Walters & Harrod and constructed by Hannon & Voss in 1886. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $280,000.

 

Former Third Court of Appeal Courthouse – Opelousas  

 

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Location:  162 South Court Street / West Landry Street

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Italianate / Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Jeremish O’Rourke

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story ted colored brick structure. The building was constructed as the Federal Building and Post Office. The building is located in the center of Opelousas across from the courthouse. The first story has segmentally arched windows and the upper story has round arched windows set in groups. The first story entrance has a broad brick arch with terra cotta spandrels. The roof is hipped. In 1932, the building was enlarged. The building housed the office for the Third Court of Appeal but is now vacant as the court is located in Lake Charles.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Federal Building – Opelousas

 

Courthouses: 

N – Avoyelles Parish

E – Pointe Coupee Parish and Saint Martin Parish

S – Saint Martin Parish, Lafayette Parish and Acadia Parish

W – Acadia Parish and Evangeline Parish

 

 

 

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Parish Courthouse – Opelousas

 

 

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Old Federal Building – Opelousas

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2017