“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Fort Sumter Saloon

Fort Sumter Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2015
1. Fort Sumter Saloon Marker
Inscription. According to local tradition, Charles Weick named his newly purchased saloon the day after Fort Sumter was fired on, 1861, and put the cannon out front for atmosphere. It was one of the city's most popular saloons until prohibition.
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
Location. 30° 27.03′ N, 91° 11.301′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North 3rd Street and Laurel Street, on the left when traveling north 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. Lafayette Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Site of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge (about 400 feet away); Morgan House Site (about 500 feet away); Gras-Devall Plaza (about 500 feet away); St. Joseph Cathedral (about 600 feet away); Original Site of the First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); The Former Baptismal Fount (about 700 feet away); Congregation B'Nai Israel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Regarding Fort Sumter Saloon. Saloon site is
Fort Sumter Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2015
2. Fort Sumter Saloon Marker
now a parking lot.
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2015. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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