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Grant Parish

Grant County is named for Ulysses Grant, who led the Union forces to victory in the Civil War and who was elected President of the United States.

 

Surrounding Parish Courthouses: 

N – Winn Parish

E – La Salle Parish

S – Rapides Parish

W – Rapides Parish and Natchitoches Parish

 

Created:  March 4, 1869                                     Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana

Parish Seat: 

Colfax  1869 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Colfax  

 

Location:  200 Main Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Barron, Heinberg & Brocato of Alexandria

Contractor:  Gravier & Harper

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Colfax. The entrance is at the northern part of the northwest front with glass windows on the first and second stories. Between the stories is a horizontal band with circles. The windows are vertical and narrow. The interior has a high entrance foyer. The Parish District Court courtroom is located at the northwest side of the second story. The building houses the Parish District Court of the 35th Judicial District. An addition was constructed in 1966. The architect was J E Fryar and the contractor was McInnis Brothers, Inc.

 

See:  The architect, Barrow, Heinberg & Brocato of Alexandria, also designed the courthouse in La Salle Parrish.

 

History:  The parish was created in 1869 and Colfax was selected as the parish seat. The first court met at the store of S B Shackelford built in 1868. The store burned in 1878. The first courthouse was built by H McKnight in 1881 to 1882 at a cost of $500. The second courthouse was designed by William S Hull and constructed by F B Hull & W S Hull Construction Company in 1901 to 1902. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1954 to 1955.

 

 

Parish Courthouse – Colfax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parish District Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parish Police Jury Meeting Room

 

 

 

 

Plaque 1902 Courthouse

 

 

Photos taken 2011 and 2017