“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)

Lafayette Building

Lafayette Building Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. Lafayette Building Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  One of the earliest remaining architecturally significant buildings in the city. Originally the residence of Judge Charles Tessier, first Probate Judge of East Baton Rouge Parish, who acquired the property in the early 1800's through the claim of Richard Devall (Devall Town).

By legend, the Marquis de Lafayette is said to have visited Judge Tessier here in 1825.
Erected by City Of Baton Rouge.
Location. 30° 27.005′ N, 91° 11.365′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Lafayette Street south of Laurel Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 342 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge LA 70801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hilton Capitol Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Sumter Saloon (about 400 feet away); Bill Conti (about 700 feet away); Third Street (about 700 feet
Lafayette Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. Lafayette Building and Marker
away); Morgan House Site (about 800 feet away); Original Site of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge (about 800 feet away); Gras-Devall Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of the First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2015. This page has been viewed 219 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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