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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pentagon Barracks

A Four-Sided Pentagon

 
 
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July 30, 2016
1. Pentagon Barracks Marker
Inscription. In 1825, four military barracks were built to support the U.S. Army arsenal that occupied much of today's Capitol Park. A fifth barrack that completed the pentagon arrangement was built so poorly it was demolished shortly after construction. Lieutenant Colonel, and future U.S. President Zachary Taylor, "Old Rough and Ready," oversaw production of the barracks and lived nearby. Later, when Louisiana State University replaced the military installation, students lived in the barracks. Today, they lodge Louisiana lawmakers during legislative session.
 
Location. 30° 27.397′ N, 91° 11.31′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on North 3rd Street north of State Capitol Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The State Capitol (here, next to this marker); Capitol Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Baton Rouge (within shouting distance of this marker); First Air Mail Flight (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle Of Baton Rouge, 1862
Pentagon Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
July 30, 2016
2. Pentagon Barracks Marker
(about 300 feet away); Louisiana State Capitol (about 400 feet away); Ole War Skule (about 400 feet away); Pentagon Buildings (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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July 30, 2016
3. Pentagon Barracks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016.
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