Terrebonne Parish

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Terrebonne

Terrebonne Parish is named for the French words “terre bonne”, meaning “good earth”.

 

Created:  March 22, 1822

Parish Seat: 

Houma  1822 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Houma  

 

Location:  7856 West Main Street / Goodie Street

Built:  1937 – 1938

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Wogan and Bernard

Contractor:  Caldwell Brothers and Hart

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story stone structure. The north front has a central entrance on the first story with canopy above. On the second story are columns rising to the top of the third story. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by Felix Daspit in 1875. An addition was constructed in 1892 by James A Kelly.

 

Parish Courthouse Annex – Houma  

 

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Location:  SW – School Street / Goodie Street

Built:  1967 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:   Rizzo-Thibodeaux & Associates and Gay M Staub

Contractor:  Pittman Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story concrete structure. The building has a number of vertical concrete pillars on the exterior with recessed walls and narrow vertical windows. Wide stairs ascend to the second story. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Assumption Parish and Lafourche Parish

E – Lafourche Parish

S – Gulf of Mexico

W – Gulf of Mexico and Saint Mary Parish

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011