This building was the first courthouse in St. Bernard. It was used as the seat of government for the parish until it was moved to Chalmette in 1939. Then, the building was used as St. Bernard High School, P.G.T. Beauregard High School, and also P.G.T. Beauregard Middle School.
According to locals, when the building was used as a courthouse, parts of it were also used as a prison. Some of the inmates are said to have died in the building and now, as a result, visitors sometimes hear chains rattling and the disembodied sounds of prisoners screaming.
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