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

Old Arsenal Museum

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September 16, 2016
1. Old Arsenal Museum Marker
Inscription.  From 1810 to 1888, the area around the State Capitol was an extensive U.S. Army arsenal and supply depot. Today, the last remaining arsenal is a museum that features replicas of powder-filled casks, as well as interpretive information about 19th century Baton Rouge. A set of instructions on display warns soldiers to remove boots upon entry and never to roll casks: two acts believed to trigger accidental explosion. The 1838 building could hold 3,000 barrels of gun powder and has walls four feet thick.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 30° 27.202′ N, 91° 11.238′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on North Fourth Street, 0.1 miles north of North Street, on the left when traveling north. Located in front of State Library of Louisiana. 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. St. Vincent's Academy/Catholic High School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); LSU Former Campus (about 400 feet away); The Former Baptismal Fount
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September 16, 2016
2. Old Arsenal Museum Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Zachary Taylor (about 600 feet away); Bogalusa to Baton Rouge March (about 600 feet away); Spanish Town (about 700 feet away); St. Joseph Cathedral (about 700 feet away); Pentagon Barracks (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
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September 16, 2016
3. Old Arsenal Museum Marker
Old Arsenal Museum image. Click for full size.
September 16, 2016
4. Old Arsenal Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2016. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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