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Knowlton School Digital LibraryWorkLouisiana State Capitol Building [2123]

Louisiana State Capitol Building

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    Overall view looking north
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Related person
Weiss, Dreyfous, and Seiferth (was created by)
1929-1932 (creation)
North and Central America->United States->Louisiana->Baton Rouge
The Capitol houses the Louisiana State Legislature, the governor's office, and parts of the executive branch. At 450 feet (137 meters) tall, with 34 stories, it is the tallest capitol building in the United States, the tallest building in Baton Rouge, and the seventh-tallest building in Louisiana. It is located on a 27-acre (110,000 m2) tract, which includes the capitol gardens. Huey P. Long championed the project as governor and was later shot by an assassin in the building. He is buried in the Capitol gardens. The Louisiana State Capitol building is a National Historic Landmark.
A plan is underway to redesign the Capitol Park (also called Capitol Complex), using the rich collection of existing historical artifacts and structures in combination with new building construction. A complete plan is available at http://wwwtest.doa.state.la.us/cappark/maps/map.html
;Symbolism was used throughout the design of the Louisiana State Capitol Building. As the square tower rises, it cuts away to an octagon at the 22nd floor. Four allegorical winged figures guard the tower corners, representing Law, Science, Philosophy and Art. - http://www.crt.state.la.us/crt/tourism/capitol/capitol.html

Keywords: United States, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge political parish, Baton Rouge, State Capital Center, drawings, plans, city planning, public buildings, legislative buildings.
Twentieth century (LCSH)
Art Deco (AAT)
450 ft ()