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Natchitoches in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Natchitoches Parish Old Courthouse

 
 
The Natchitoches Parish Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
1. The Natchitoches Parish Old Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The first Natchitoches Parish Courthouse was built on this site about 1828. It was demolished in 1895 to allow for the present historic courthouse, which was built in 1896. The courthouse cost $20,555 to build. This Richardsonian Romanesque structure has housed the offices of clerk of court, the assessor, the sheriff, the school board, the judge, and a courtroom.

In 1933, the attic, courtroom, and tower clock were extensively damaged by fire. In 1979, the old building was restored, as near as possible, to its original appearance.

This building houses a museum of the rich history of Natchitoches Parish and its people. The museum opened in July, 1996 on the 100th birthday of the courthouse.
 
Erected by Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission.
 
Location. 31° 45.67′ N, 93° 5.276′ W. Marker is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and Church Street (State Highway 1), on the left when traveling north on 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (a few steps from this marker); First Mass in Natchitoches
The Natchitoches Parish Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
2. The Natchitoches Parish Old Courthouse Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Legacy of Catholicism (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Denis Tomb (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Transition (about 600 feet away); The Red River Campaign (about 700 feet away); Ducournau Building (about 700 feet away); Site of Fort Claiborne (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchitoches.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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