“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)

Pentagon Barracks

A Four-Sided Pentagon

Pentagon Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
July 30, 2016
1. Pentagon Barracks Marker
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
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. 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. The State Capitol (here, next to this marker); Capitol Building
Pentagon Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
July 30, 2016
2. Pentagon Barracks 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.
Also see . . .  Pentagon Barracks. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on February 9, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 
Pentagon Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
July 30, 2016
3. Pentagon Barracks Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2016. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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