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

Old Post Office

 
 
Old Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. Old Post Office Marker
Inscription. An excellent architectural example of Renaissance Eclecticism, this building was erected in 1894 as the U.S. Post Office. Renovated in 1935 it served as City Hall until 1955, when it was leased and remodeled by a private men's club.
 
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 30° 26.835′ N, 91° 11.233′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North Boulevard and North 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on North Boulevard. Touch for map. Located in front of the City Club of Baton Rouge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 355 North Blvd, Baton Rouge LA 70801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alvin Batiste (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Pollock (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. James Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (about 400 feet away); Merci Train (about 500 feet away); Marcha de Galvez (about 500 feet away); Third Street (about 500 feet away); Capture Of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .  Post Office, 355 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
Old Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. Old Post Office Marker
. The Historic American Buildings Survey record for the Baton Rouge Post Office Building. (Submitted on August 28, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Post Office image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
3. Old Post Office
<i>Post Office, Baton Rouge, La.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
4. Post Office, Baton Rouge, La.
<i>SOUTH (FRONT) AND WEST FACADES - Post Office, 355 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge</i> image. Click for full size.
By David Kaminsky, 1978
5. SOUTH (FRONT) AND WEST FACADES - Post Office, 355 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge
Significance: The Post Office is an outstanding local example of eclectic architecture, with the Italian Renaissance influence evident in the light Florentine arches, window hoods and colonettes. In addition, the building, which served as the city's post office and federal courthouse (1895-1933) and then as the City Hall (1933-1956), was a significant government building for the city. --Historic American Buildings Survey
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2015. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2015.   4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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