Old Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge Photos

The Gothic-Revival Old State Capitol (1847-50) was designed by James Dakin. During the Civil War (1862), the building overlooking the Mississippi River was burned to its brick shell. It was restored in 1882 under architect William A. Freret. After the Legislature moved to the new Capitol in 1932, the building served a number of functions & today houses a museum.

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Old State Capitol over park fountains. Baton Rouge, LA.Gothic towers of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Old State Capitol burned to brick shell in Civil War & restored. Baton Rouge, LA.North facade of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.
Old State Capitol over park fountains. Baton Rouge, LA.Gothic towers of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Old State Capitol (1847-50) (100 North St.) burned (1862) to brick shell in Civil War & restored (1882). Baton Rouge, LA. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: James Dakin; restored William A. Freret. On National Register.North facade of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.
Main doors of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Cast iron fence by John Hill Foundry around Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Cast iron eagle on main gateway of Old State Capitol fence. Baton Rouge, LA.WW I Gratitude rail car given by France to Louisiana at Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.
Main doors of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Cast iron fence (1855) by John Hill Foundry around Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Cast iron eagle on main gateway of Old State Capitol fence. Baton Rouge, LA.WW I Gratitude rail car given by France to Louisiana at Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.
Spiral cast iron stairwell in Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Details of spiral staircase in Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Gothic details of atrium of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Multicolored atrium of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.
Spiral cast iron stairwell in Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Details of spiral staircase in Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Gothic details of atrium of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Multicolored atrium of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.
Stained glass domed atrium of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Confederate States medal in Old State Capitol Museum. Baton Rouge, LA.

Stained glass domed atrium of Old State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Confederate States medal (1862) in Old State Capitol Museum. Baton Rouge, LA.


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