Saint Mary Parish

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St. Mary

Saint Mary Parish is named for the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was the mother of Jesus Christ.

 

Created:  April 17, 1811 

Parish Seat: 

Franklin  1811 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Franklin  

 

Location:  101 Wilson Street / West Main Street

Built:  1967 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lloyd J Guillory

Contractor:  Horace B Brickey, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a seven story white colored concrete rectangular structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Franklin. The west central entrance has a canopy supported by two pillars. There are vertical dividers with horizontal windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1908. The architect was W L Stephens and the contractor was F M Hull Company.

 

Parish Courthouse – Morgan City

 

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Location:  512 First Street / Everett Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J M Parmelee

Contractor:  M L Wilcox

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure.The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Morgan City and is now the City Hall. The west front of the rectangular shaped building has a wide porch on the first story supported by eight white colored columns with balcony on the second story. The entrance on the first story is arched. Rising above the second story is a clock tower. On the north side is another porch with arched entrance. On the roof is a square open cupola. The roof is hipped. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Iberia Parish and Saint Martin Parish

E – Assumption Parish and Terrebonne Parish

S – Gulf of Mexico and Iberia Parish

W – Iberia Parish

 

 

 

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Parish Courthouse – Franklin

 

 

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Statue of Donelson Caffery 

 

 

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Model 1908 Parish Courthouse

 

 

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Old Parish Courthouse – Morgan City

 

 

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Photos taken 2011, 2017 and 2019