“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)

Site of the Weiss House

Site of the Weiss House Marker image. Click for full size.
September 11, 2015
1. Site of the Weiss House Marker
Inscription. On September 8, 1935, Dr. Carl Austin Weiss was living here with his family in a small frame cottage. About 9:30 that evening, U.S.Senator Huey P. Long was shot in the corridor just off the house chamber of the State Capitol. Weiss, the alleged assassin, was instantly gunned down by Long's bodyguards. Long died two days later at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, then located across the lake from the Capitol. The Weiss home was removed in 1970 for the construction of the Department of Insurance Building.
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
Location. 30° 27.346′ N, 91° 11.121′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Lakeland Drive west of North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 530 Lakeland Dr, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arsenal Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish Town (about 400 feet away); Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial (about 500 feet away); Old Arsenal (about 600 feet away); Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land
Site of the Weiss House Marker image. Click for full size.
September 11, 2015
2. Site of the Weiss House Marker
(about 600 feet away); Site of the Shiloh Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); LSU Former Campus (about 700 feet away); In Honor of George Washington (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2015. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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