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

LSU Former Campus

LSU Former Campus Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. LSU Former Campus Marker
Inscription.  In 1885, Louisiana State University moved from Mid-State city of Alexandria to this site, taking over the decommissioned Baton Rouge Arsenal. Nicknamed the "Old War Skule" on these grounds LSU saw its first intercollegiate football game, regular student newspaper, tiger mascot and female student. LSU moved to its present campus in 1926 to make way for the state capitol. (Marker Number 10.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 30° 27.274′ N, 91° 11.219′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. It is in Downtown. Marker is on Spanish Town Rd. near N. 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish Town (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zachary Taylor (about 400 feet away); Old Arsenal Museum (about 400 feet away); Bogalusa to Baton Rouge March (about 500 feet away); Pentagon Barracks (about 500 feet away); Ole War Skule
LSU Former Campus Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. LSU Former Campus Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Battle Of Baton Rouge, 1862 (about 600 feet away); Site of the Weiss House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
More about this marker. Marker is number 10 of 10 of a series of walking tour markers on the Louisiana State Capitol grounds.
LSU Former Campus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, August 14, 2015
3. LSU Former Campus Marker
<i>Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Haines Photo Company, January 25, 1909
4. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2015. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on August 20, 2015. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2015.   3. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   4. submitted on August 20, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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