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Louisiana Statehouse, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

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    

Louisiana Statehouse (Dakin)

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