Pentagon Barracks Historical

Pentagon Barracks Historical (HM1TOK)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70802 East Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 27.397', W 91° 11.31'

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A Four-Sided Pentagon

In 1825, four military barracks were built to support the U.S. Army arsenal that occupied much of today's Capitol Park. A fifth barrack that completed the pentagon arrangement was built so poorly it was demolished shortly after construction. Lieutenant Colonel, and future U.S. President Zachary Taylor, "Old Rough and Read," oversaw production of the barracks and lived nearby. Later, when Louisiana State University replaced the military installation, students lived in the barracks. Today, they lodge Louisiana lawmakers during legislative session.
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Date Added Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 673923 N 3370777
Decimal Degrees30.45661667, -91.18850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 27.397', W 91° 11.31'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 27' 23.82" N, 91° 11' 18.6" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-1092 N 3rd St, Baton Rouge LA 70802, US
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