Lafayette County

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Lafayette

Lafayette County is named for Marie Joseph Paul Lafayette, who was a French general who fought in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1757 to 1834.

 

Created:  October 15, 1827

County Seat:        

Chickaninny Prairie  1827 – 1840

Lewisville                  1840 – present

                           

County Courthouse – Lewisville

 

Location:  1 Courthouse Square / 3rd Street

Built:  1940 – 1942

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Clippard & Vaught

Contractor:  Works Project Administration

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a two story buff colored  brick  structure. The east and west sections project from the main building and are lower in height.. On the second story are vertical windows.The roof line is flat. The interior features marble wainscoting and wood door moldings. The building is a Works Project Administration project.

 

Note: The first courthouse was built in Chickaninny Prairie, ten miles southwest of Lewisville on the Red River, in 1828. The second courthouse was built in Lewisville in 1841. The third courthouse was designed by Frank W Gibb and constructed to J W Detwiler in 1890. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1940 using local trades and labor.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Lafayette County Courthouse

 

County Administration – Lewisville

 

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Location:  110 East 4th Street / Maple Street

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Weaver & Hiegel Associates

Contractor:  Pierce Builders, Inc.

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a one story buff colored brick structure. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hemptead County and Nevada County

E – Columbia County

S – Webster Parish, Louisiana and Bossier Parish, Louisiana

W – Miller County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Lewisville

 

 

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County Administration – Lewisville

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2019