Webster Parish

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Webster

Webster County is named for Daniel Webster, who was a statesman, senator and the United States Secretary of State.

 

Created:  February 27, 1871

County Seat: 

Minden  1871 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Minden  

 

Location:  410 Main Street / Miller Street

Built:  1951 – 1952

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Peyton & Bosworth of Shreveport

Contractor:  Caldwell & McCann of Baton Rouge

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a four story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Minden. The northwest front has a semi-circular portico with columns. Above the entrance are murals. The center section projects from the main building. The roof line is flat. The courtrooms are located on the second story. Renovation were done in 1974. The architect was Somdal-Smitherman-Sorensen-Sherman Associates  and the contractor was McInnis Brothers.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by T B Neal in Minden at a cost of $2000. The second courthouse was a two story structure designed by A J Bryan and constructed by M T Lewman & Company in 1905 at a cost of $45,000. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1951 at a cost of $876,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Columbia County, Arkansas

E – Claiborne Parish and Bienville Parish

S – Bienville Parish

W – Bossier Parish

 

 

 

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Parish Courthouse – Minden

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2019