Lamar County Courthouse

Lamar County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1841
County Seat: Lafayette
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Plank

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1844
County Seat: Paris
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Tavern

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1847
County Seat: Paris
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Log

4th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1875
County Seat: Paris
Present Status: Gone. Demolished.
Architect: Charles Wheelock
Architectural Style: Second Empire
General Contractor: John McDonald
Building Materials/Description: Brick, 2 story + mansard attic

5th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1896
County Seat: Paris
Present Status: Gone. Burned 1916
Architectural Firm: Messer, Sanguinet & Messer
Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival
General Contractor: Martin, Byrne & Johnson
Building Materials/Description: Granite.

6th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1917
County Seat: Paris
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architectural Firm: Sanguinet & Staats
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
General Contractors: J. C. Buchanan & J. N. Gilder
Building Materials/Description: Granite. Elements of 1896 courthouse are preserved in the entry porticos of this new building.