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

Hilton Capitol Center

Where Huey Slept

 
 
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August 26, 2016
1. Hilton Capitol Center Marker
Inscription. One of 200 Historic Hotels of America, the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center was first built in 1927 as the Hotel Heidelberg, the city's first luxury hotel and site of noteworthy social and political events. Governor Huey P. Long kept an unofficial residence on the fifth floor and allegedly dodged reporters by using the building's underground tunnel. In 2006, a $65 million restoration project brought back the hotel - and tunnel - after years of decline. The 290-room complex features a day spa, fine dining restaurant, bar and coffee shop.
 
Location. 30° 27′ N, 91° 11.297′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Third Street near Florida Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 Third Street, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Sumter Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan House Site (about 400 feet away); Original Site of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge (about 500 feet away); Original Site of the First Presbyterian Church
Hilton Capitol Center Marker image. Click for full size.
August 26, 2016
2. Hilton Capitol Center Marker
(about 500 feet away); Gras-Devall Plaza (about 600 feet away); Third Street (about 600 feet away); St. Joseph Cathedral (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker. Third Street is one way north bound.
 
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Hilton Capitol Center Marker image. Click for full size.
August 26, 2016
3. Hilton Capitol Center Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2017.
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