West Feliciana Parish

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West Feliciana

West Feliciana Parish is named for Felicite de Galvez, who was the wife of Bernardo de Galvez a Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory.

 

Created:  February 17, 1824

County Seat: 

St. Francisville   1824 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – St. Francisville   

 

Location:  4785 Prosperity Street / Ferdinand Street

Built:  2004 – 2005

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Holly & Smith

Contractor:  Arkel Constructors Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of St. Francisville. The west front has a small portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The building has wide eaves along the flat roof. On the west side is the old courthouse.

 

Old Parish Courthouse – St. Francisville   

 

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Location:  4785 Prosperity Street / Ferdinand Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Andrew J Bryan

Contractor:  M T Lewman & Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of St. Francisville. On each side is a portico with four thin columns rising to a pediment. On the center of the roof is an octagonal dome with clock and black colored roof. An addition was constructed on the west side in 1963.

 

See:  The contractor M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Note:  The first parish courthouse Between 1824 and 1829 was a rented two story building in St. Francisville. From 1829 to 1853, the second courthouse was the old St. Francisville Hotel and the third courthouse was constructed in 1852 on the site of the fourth and present courthouse constructed in 1903. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 2004 to 2005.

 

See:  The old Feliciana Parish Courthouse is located at Jackson in East Feliciana Parish.

 

Old Parish Courthouse – St. Francisville   

 

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Location:  SW Prosperity Street / Royal Street

Built:  1809

Style:  Federal and Commercial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story light red-white colored stucco, brick and wood frame structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the south side of the old courthouse to the west of the center of St. Francisville. The north front has an entrance towards the west. There are green colored shutters. The roof is hipped. The building served as the courthouse from 1824 to 1829 and is named as The Cabildo.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wilkinson County, Mississippi

E – East Feliciana Parish

S – East Baton Rouge Parish and Pointe Cupee Parish

W – Pointe Coupee Parish

 

 

 

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Parish Courthouse – St. Francisville

 

 

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Old Pariish Courthouse – St. Francisville

 

 

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Old Parish Courthouse – St. Francisville

 

 

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Photos taken 2011, 2017 and 2019