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The Courthouses of Louisiana
2nd Edition

Carl A. Brasseaux, Glenn R. Conrad, R. Warren Robison
Hardcover
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BOOK SUMMARY
Louisiana's rich history & culture reflected in her courhouses.

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BOOK SYNOPSIS
This second edition of The Courthouses of Louisiana is a valuable reference for the historian, architect, attorney, and any student of Louisiana state & local culture.

A subject of longstanding interest for the three authors, Louisiana's courthouses have caused the trio to combine their expertise in the areas of culture, history, and architecture to produce a richly informative book, illustrated with maps and approximately 250 black and white photographs. To set the scene for the work's collection of parish essays, each author contributed an introduction charting the historical development of Louisiana's local and regional governments, and the architectural styles that influenced the appearance of governmental buildings. The architectural styles of the parish courthouses, long the focal points of public life across Louisiana, were not merely notable items of construction, but were also reflections of parochial political, social, and economic trends, and became expressions of parochial independence and authority. The reader is introduced to several eras of courthouse architecture-- Romanesque, neo-Gothic, neo-Baroque, Greek Revival, Art Deco, and contemporary. All of these major historical styles are represented in The Courthouses of Louisiana.

Sketches of individual parishes constitute the heart of the work. Arranged alphabetically by parish name are the stories of parish creation, the selection of courthouse sites, and the local politics and associated events that resulted in the construction and replacement of courthouse buildings.

The intrinsic interest of the topic, the rich history contained in each parish, the breadth of architectural styles, and the academic skills and narrative instincts of the authors have made The Courthouses of Louisiana one of Louisiana's most important reference works for the past 20 years.

Volume I of the USL Architecture Series

BOOK EXCERPTS
INTRODUCTION
The Origin and Development of Local Government in Louisiana

Louisiana's Parishes and Courthouses

Louisiana Courthouse Architecture

THE PARISHES
ACADIA
ALLEN
ASCENSION
ASSUMPTION
AVOYELLES
BEAUREGARD
BIENVILLE
BOSSIER
CADDO
CALCASIEU
CALDWELL
CAMERON
CATAHOULA
CLAIBORNE
CONCORDIA
DE SOTO
EAST BATON ROUGE
EAST CARROL
EAST FELICIANA
EVANGELINE
FRANKLIN
GRANT
IBERIA
IBERVILLE
JACKSON
JEFFERSON
JEFFERSON DAVIS
LAFAYETTE
LAFOURCHE
LaSALLE
LINCOLN
LIVINGSTON
MADISON
MOREHOUSE
NATCHITOCHES
ORLEANS
OUACHITA
PLAQUEMINES
POINTE COUPEE
RAPIDES
RED RIVER
RICHLAND
SABINE
ST. BERNARD
ST. CHARLES
ST. HELENA
ST. JAMES
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
ST. LANDRY
ST. MARTIN
ST. MARY
ST. TAMMANY
TANGIPAHOA
TENSAS
TERREBONNE
UNION
VERMILLION
VERNON PARISH
WASHINGTON
WEBSTER
WEST BATON ROUGE
WEST CARROLL
WEST FELICIANA
WINN

APPENDICES
Louisiana's Oldest Courthouses, Louisiana's Newest Courthouses

Turn-of-the-Century Courthouses

Courthouses of the Teens and Twenties

The W. P. A. Courthouses

Some Courthouses of the '50s, '60s, and '70s

Louisiana's Courthouse Architects

Glossary of Architectural Terms

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Center for Louisiana Studies

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MORE BOOK INFO
ISBN: 158
Copyright: 1980
Library of Congress: 77-79688
Book Publisher: Center for Louisiana Studies
Binding: Sewn
No. of Pages: 198





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