The Beauregard Parish Courthouse was the answer to a need for a new Parish. DeRidder beat out Singer for the location of the parish seat.

The Beauregard Parish Courthouse was built at the same time as the Beauregard Parish Jail, by the same people, and completed around the same time in 1915, as directed by the Beauregard Parish Police Jury.

The courthouse and jail are also part of the Historic Downtown district of DeRidder that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Hudson River Lumber Company donated a tract of land to the City of DeRidder. Property that adjoined this tract was owned by the First Baptist Church. The newly formed Beauregard Parish Police Jury, carved out of the old Imperial Calcasieu Parish, purchased the property and a building from the church. Stevens-Nelson of New Orleans was chosen to design a courthouse and jail. Falls City Construction Company was awarded the contract in September 1913. Both buildings were completed in 1915 at a cost of $168,000.

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