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

Pentagon Barracks

 
 
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1. Pentagon Barracks Marker
Inscription. Begun in 1819, construction dragged on for five years because of epidemic yellow fever. It's fifth building (hence the name "pentagon") soon collapsed into a pile of bricks. But the remaining structures survived both Civil War bombardment and nearly two centuries of mischief by stationed U.S. Army troops, LSU students and state legislators who still lodge here while in session. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 30° 27.288′ N, 91° 11.322′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North 3rd Street and Spanish Town Road, on the right when traveling south on North 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zachary Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort San Carlos (within shouting distance of this marker); Pentagon Buildings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ole War Skule (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fort San Carlos (about 300 feet away); Battle Of Baton Rouge, 1862 (about 400 feet away); The Mississippi River (about 400 feet away); Baton Rouge (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker.
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2. Pentagon Barracks Marker
Marker is number 4 of 10 of a series of walking tour markers on the Louisiana State Capitol grounds.
 
Also see . . .  Pentagon Barracks. National Park Servcice (Submitted on August 21, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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3. Pentagon Barracks Marker
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4. Pentagon Barracks Marker
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5. Pentagon Barracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2015. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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