Louisiana's Old State Capitol Historical

Louisiana's Old State Capitol Historical (HM1TL4)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70801 East Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 26.835', W 91° 11.367'

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North Boulevard at Lafayette

Its architectural style has been both celebrated and criticized, but there's no disputing Louisiana's Old State Capitol is one of the nation's most distinct public buildings. Renowned architect James Dakin chose the building's Gothic Revival design. It was completed in 1852.

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
HM NumberHM1TL4
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Date Added Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 673849 N 3369738
Decimal Degrees30.44725000, -91.18945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.835', W 91° 11.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 50.1" N, 91° 11' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)225, 337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge LA 70801, US
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