The Old State Capitol
Louisiana’s Gothic Castle sits high atop a bluff
in downtown Baton Rouge.
1847-1850 – Designed and built, James Dakin, Architect
1862 – Burned and left abandoned during the Civil War
1882 – Restoration and Enlargement, William Freret, Architect
1931 – Seat of Government moves to the new statehouse
1931 – The Statehouse becomes known as the Old State Capitol
1994 – becomes the Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, Center for Political and Governmental History
- A color print of the Louisiana Statehouse. The image measures 7.25" height by 5" width and is on a page measuring 11" Height x 8.5" width. The Image is signed and titled by Jim Blanchard.