578. Edgard, Saint John the Baptist Parish (LA57)

As you can imagine, my separation of church and state hackles went through the roof the second I saw the statue carrying a cross out front.  Of course, since the place is named for a pretty well known biblical figure, what could I expect?  That said, I was also struck by the theological incongruity of … Continue reading 578. Edgard, Saint John the Baptist Parish (LA57)

575. Napoleonville, Assumption Parish (LA54)

I ended up spending a few minutes trying to decide if this was the courthouse or not, finding a memorial and signs about events from Napoleonic times along with the cornerstone dated 1896.  Eventually, I turned around and saw the big sign that read “Assumption Parish Courthouse” and that kind of sealed the deal in … Continue reading 575. Napoleonville, Assumption Parish (LA54)

572. Covington, St. Tammany Parish (LA51)

Welcome to the Parish of Tamanend!  They don’t have a “courthouse” here, they have a justice center.  I’m always a little questionable whether a justice center is the right place, but they have the county memorials out in the front courtyard, so I guess they have the best claim to it.  It’s quite modern so … Continue reading 572. Covington, St. Tammany Parish (LA51)

571. Franklinton, Washington Parish (LA50)

This looked to me like the 60’s personified.  And I guess it was a little bit forward thinking at the time because it was erected in 1960.  This is also my sixth Washington County (or county equivalent), so there’s that.  Not that important a thing, but do we not keep track of weird stats?  Strangely … Continue reading 571. Franklinton, Washington Parish (LA50)

570. Amite City, Tangipahoa Parish (LA49)

I’m not going to even attempt to claim that I know how to pronounce Tangipahoa.  No doubt my non-native tongue will never get it quite right.  As for the courthouse, well, it’s a courthouse.  It’s not good.  It’s not bad.  It just is.  Alright, I’m leaning towards bad, but only just slightly leaning.  I’ve seen … Continue reading 570. Amite City, Tangipahoa Parish (LA49)

569. Greensburg, St. Helena Parish (LA48)

I like these little art deco courthouses.  I wish there were more of them floating around.  In this case, the emphasis here was on “little”.  Well, relatively, that is.  It’s no flyspeck like Mosquero or anything, but it’s definitely smaller than the ones I’ve seen thus far (or really on the rest of this trip, … Continue reading 569. Greensburg, St. Helena Parish (LA48)