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If you plan to walk the tour, you may park at City Hall, at any of several free city lots, or in any designated on-street parking space. Street parking has a 2-hour limit. This block was donated to the town by its founder Robert E. Russ. Ruston College, a private institution, was built on this site in late 1880s. It was destroyed by fire in 1893. Ruston High School was constructed here. The building served as a high school until 1939 when a replacement was constructed. It continued as the town's junior high school until the early 1960s when new schools replaced it. The City Hall – Civic Center complex was built on the site in the mid-1970s.
Aerial view of Ruston Historic District
The first Ruston High School was located where City Hall now stands.
Ruston High School, later Ruston Junior High, 1950s