Caldwell Parish Courthouse – Columbia LA

Description

This parish courthouse was undertaken during the Great Depression with the assistance of funds provided by the Public Works Administration (PWA). The two story jail courthouse, “…modern structure to be constructed of concrete, brick, and hollow tile, with stone trimmings” (1937, p. 10) was completed in 1937.

Source notes

Leighninger, R. (February 1, 2011). Public Works Administration Architecture. In David Johnson (Ed.) KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2010. Retrieved from http://knowla.org/entry/495/

Leighninger, R. D. (2007). Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration. The University Press of Mississippi.

"New building contract let: Caldwell Parish courthouse to be erected by Tennessee firm. (April 16, 1937). Monroe News Star, p. 10.

Project originally submitted by Susan C. Allen on December 3, 2014.

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Location Info


201 Main Street
Columbia, Louisiana 71418

Coordinates: 32.105128, -92.075368

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