“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Stewart-Dougherty House

Stewart-Dougherty House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Waldon, March 1, 2014
1. Stewart-Dougherty House Marker
Taken during the 2014 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade.
Inscription. Built about 1850 by Nathan King Knox and first occupied by the Stewart-Dougherty families, this house was used as a hospital by Union soldiers during the Civil War. It is an excellent example of Classical Revival architecture.
Location. 30° 27.167′ N, 91° 10.97′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North Street and Lucillia Lane, on the left when traveling east on North Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 741 North St, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Piño House (within shouting distance of this marker); Potts House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish Town (about 600 feet away); Site of the Shiloh Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Spanish Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Former Baptismal Fount (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Vincent's Academy/Catholic High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Congregation B'Nai Israel (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
More about this marker. The marker is located in an area called Spanish Town and is on the route of the annual Spanish Town Mardi
Stewart-Dougherty House image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. Stewart-Dougherty House
Gras parade.
Also see . . .  John A. Dougherty Papers - LSU Libraries (pdf file). Collection consists of six diaries and two receipt books. Plantations mentioned are: Highland, Motesano, Belair, Carolina, Poplar Grove, Hard Times. Numerous prominent citizens are also mentioned. The entries for 1861-1862 discuss the Civil War as it affected Baton Rouge. (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana.   2. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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