Old State Capitol
Downtown Baton Rouge
Louisiana's Old State Capitol was built in 1850 and housed the State Legislature and Senate until 1932. The castellated gothic statehouse has withstood war, fire, abandonment, as well as political intrigue. The National Historic Landmark has witnessed many significant events in Louisiana's history. Events that occurred here include "impassioned debates" over the Louisiana Lottery, the drafting of the Constitution of 1921, and the impeachment of Huey P. "Kingfish" Long by the Legislature in 1929.
This marvel now houses the Center for Political and Governmental History as well as the Museum Gift Shop, a selection of one-of-a-kind merchandise including works from local artists. Although the building underwent a major renovation in 1990, Louisiana's Old State Capitol continues to serve the purpose for which it was constructed - bringing people and government together.
Erected by Downtown Development District.
Location. 30° 26.822′ N, 91° 11.352′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on North Boulevard near Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Bolevard, Baton Rouge LA 70801, United States of America.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2018.