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Livingston Parish

Livingston Parish is named for Edward Livingston, who was the United States Secretary of State.

 

Surrounding Parish Courthouses: 

N – Saint Helena Parish

E – Tangipahoa Parish

S – Saint John the Baptist Parish and Ascension Parish

W – Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish

 

Created:  February 10, 1832                  Map of Louisiana highlighting Livingston Parish

Parish Seat: 

Van Buren                         1832 – 1835

Springfield                         1835 – 1872

Port Vincent                       1872 – 1881

Centerville ( Springfield )   1881 – 1941

Livingston                          1941 – present

 

Old Parish Courthouse – Livingston

 

Location:  29850 South Magnolia Street / Iowa Street

Built:  1940 – 1941

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  William R Burk

Contractor:  J K Fraser

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story stone and buff colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Livingston. The north front has a high center section which projects from the main building and has stone facing around the first story entrance. The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed in 1970. The building is presently vacant.

 

Parish Courthouse – Livingston

 

 

Location:  20300 Government Road / South Frost Street

Built:  2012 – 2014

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Grace Hebert Architects and Labarre Architects

Contractor:  Cangelosi Ward General Contractors of Baton Rouge

 

Description:  The building faces east and  is a three story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds of the Parish Government Complex on the south side of the center of Livingston. The east front has a high central section with recessed entrance on the first story and recessed glass panels on the second and third stories. The north and south wings are recessed. The roof line is flat. The interior lobby rises three stories.

 

Parish Council Building – Livingston

 

 

Location:  20355 Government Road / South Frost Street

Built:  2008 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Labarre Architects

Contractor:  Stuart and Company General Contractors

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story cream colored concrete structure. The building is located on the spacious landscaped grounds of the Parish Government Complex on the south side of the center of Livingston. The south front has a central section with recessed entrance on the first story and rising to an arched section rising above the roof line. The first story has a recessed porch. The roof line is flat. 

 

History:  The parish was created in 1832 and Van Burn was selected as the parish seat. In 1835, the parish seat was moved to Springfield. The first courthouse was built in Springfield in 1835. In 1872, the parish seat was moved to Port Vincent and the second courthouse was built in Port Vincent. In 1881 the parish seat was moved to Centerville and the third courthouse was a two story frame structure. Centerville was located west of Springfield along highway 42 at Jack Gayle Road. The parish seat was moved to Livingston in 1941. The fourth courthouse was constructed in 1940 to 1941. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 2012 to 2014.

 

Other Old Historic Parish Courthouses

 

Port Vincent                       Springfield                        

 

 

Old Parish Courthouse – Livingston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parish Courthouse – Livingston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parish Council Building – Livingston

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2011 and 2017