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City celebrates Algiers Courthouse renovations

It’s the third-oldest courthouse that remains in use in Louisiana

The Algiers Courthouse is one of the oldest landmarks in Algiers Point.
Photo by Eric Craig/Curbed NOLA

After nearly 10 months, the City of New Orleans completed its $1.2 million renovation of its Algiers Courthouse.

On Thursday, February 1, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and several city officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating the site’s new roof, replaced wood decking, new metal signage, and waterproofing.

“The historic Algiers Courthouse has been a pillar for the West Bank. For over a century, it has served as a focal point of the Algiers community,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in an official release. “This renovation shows our commitment to Algiers, and we look forward to continuing to invest in the community.”

The City obtained funds from FEMA public assistance to take on this renovation on the West Bank. Linfield, Hunter, and Junius, Inc, served as Architect of Record, and the City named Dynamic Construction, LLC, as general contractor.

Built in 1896, the Algiers Courthouse is one of two city courts in New Orleans that handle small claims, marriage licenses, and weddings. It’s also the third oldest courthouse in use in Louisiana. Curbed NOLA named this site as one of the most beautiful places to get married in New Orleans.