Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
North Boulevard at Lafayette
Badly damaged twice by fire when used as a garrison during the Civil War, the structure was rebuilt in 1882 by William Freret, an architect and engineer. Freret added a stained glass dome, cast iron buttresses, and a large interior spiral staircase. This landmark building housed the Louisiana Legislature until 1932 when it was abandoned for the new State Capitol.
In 1994, a major restoration project transformed the building into the Museum of Political History
Photos: The Louisiana Collection, State Library of Louisiana
Location. 30° 26.835′ N, 91° 11.367′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Lafayette Street north of North Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. 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. Slim Harpo (here, next to this marker); Site of Spanish Battery, 1779 Old State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding Of Baton Rouge (within shouting distance of this marker); Baton Rouge Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Merci Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marcha de Galvez (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Categories. • Architecture • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2016. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 8, 2016. 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. 4. submitted on August 8, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.