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Historic Downtown Ruston Walking Tour
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This is a contributing entry for Historic Downtown Ruston Walking Tour and only appears as part of that tour.Learn More.
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, serving as a 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.