Louisiana's Old State Capitol

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Pelican Publishing, Apr 22, 2013 - History
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Louisiana's capitol building began life as a Gothic castle overlooking the Mississippi River. This interesting book examines the constant struggle to save and control that unique state house. The author serves as docent trainer at the old capitol.

 

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Contents

Baton Rouge Becomes Capital
9
Building in Baton Rouge
13
The Early Years
19
Civil War and Reconstruction
29
Returning to Baton Rouge
35
Rebuilding the Castle
39
Good Times and Bad
49
Peace to Pandemonium
57
Fight for Identity and Resurrection
75
Cast Iron Lace The Surrounding Fence
93
Henry Watkins Allen Monument
99
Inaugurations of Governors Who Served in the State House
105
The Merci Train The Friendship Train
111
Notes
115
Bibliography
132
Index
133

Abandonment
67

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