“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)

The State Capitol

The Stories Within

The State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
July 30, 2016
1. The State Capitol Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated in 1932, the Louisiana State Capitol was commissioned by Governor Huey P. Long and was meant to symbolize the state's progress and modernity. At 34 stories, it is the highest state capitol in America and its Art Deco-inspired lines, designed by New Orleans architects Weiss, Dreyfuss and Seiferth, make it one of few capitol buildings that deviate from the commonly-seen Greek Revival style. A tour of the building reveals intricate artwork, bullet holes in marble from Long's assassination, and majestic river views from a top-floor observation deck.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
Location. 30° 27.397′ N, 91° 11.311′ 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. 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. Pentagon Barracks (here, next to this marker); Capitol Building
The State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
July 30, 2016
2. The State Capitol Marker
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(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 (about 300 feet away); Louisiana State Capitol (about 400 feet away); Ole War Skule (about 400 feet away); Pentagon Buildings (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
The State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
July 30, 2016
3. The State Capitol Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2016. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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