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

Old State Capitol

1850-1862, 1882-1932

 
 
Old State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. Old State Capitol Marker
Inscription. This Gothic Revival structure was designed by James Harrison Dankin. The Louisiana Secession Ordinance was adopted here in 1861. The interior was burned in December 1862 while the building was occupied by Federal troops. Reconstructed by William Freret in 1882, it served as Capitol until 1932. The cast iron fence dates from 1854.
 
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 30° 26.82′ N, 91° 11.343′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North Boulevard and Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling east on North Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baton Rouge Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Merci Train (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding Of Baton Rouge (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana's Old State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Slim Harpo
Old State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. Old State Capitol Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Spanish Battery, 1779 (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Marcha de Galvez (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .  Louisiana's Old State Capitol. (Submitted on August 30, 2015.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Old State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, November 26, 2010
3. Old State Capitol
Old State Capitol interior Rotunda image. Click for full size.
November 26, 2010
4. Old State Capitol interior Rotunda
Old State Capitol Senate chamber image. Click for full size.
November 26, 2010
5. Old State Capitol Senate chamber
National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
6. National Historic Landmark Plaque
National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
7. National Historic Landmark Plaque
Old State Capitol
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark

This site possesses National significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States Of America

1975
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2015. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2015.   3. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2015.   6, 7. submitted on September 23, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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