Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
“the principal street of the town...”
In 1921, Robbie Simpson, the "Human Fly," arrived in Baton Rouge and aimed to scale the city's tallest structure, Third Street's Roumain Building, "without the aid of rope or ladder." Simpson took one look at the building's exterior features and changed his mind, making it to the top by elevator instead. Once there, he succeeded in hanging over the side of the building by one hand, and riding his bicycle along the cornice as the crowd looked on.
Photos: The Louisiana Collection, State Library of Louisiana
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bill Conti (here, next to this marker); St. James Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Spanish Battery, 1779 (about 500 feet away); Caroline Durieux (about 500 feet away); Louisiana's Old State Capitol (about 500 feet away); Old Post Office (about 500 feet away); Merci Train (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Louisiana's Old State Capitol (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2016. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.