Photographs of the Louisiana State Capitol


Louisiana State Capitol Photographs:
History | Historic Postcards | Photographs

As the tallest state capitol in the United States, the "New" Louisiana State Capitol Building and its 34 floors tower 450 feet into the sky. The cost to complete the building was a modest $5 million.

The building sits on 27 acres of manicured, landscaped grounds featuring decades-old live oaks, azaleas, camelias and rose gardens.

It is one of only four skyscraper capitols in the country and one of only nine capitol buildings that does not have a dome. The architects of the State Capitol used symbolism throughout the design of this towering building.

As the square tower rises, it is cut away to an octagon at the 22nd floor. At this point four allegorical winged figures guard the corners, representing Law, Science, Philosophy and Art. Each figure is different, as are the views of the Capitol from differing angles.

We've always enjoyed our visits to the State Capitol over many decades. Shown below are several photos of the Capitol and the Capitol Grounds taken in Baton Rouge.

The Louisiana State Capitol

Baton Rouge, 1973

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The Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the statue of Huey Long in the foreground

The Louisiana State Capitol

Baton Rouge, 2005

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The towering Louisiana State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge

The Louisiana State Capitol, view from the southwest

Baton Rouge, 2005

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The Louisiana State Capitol, view from the southwest

The Louisiana State Capitol Grounds, looking towards the south and the LaSalle Building

Baton Rouge, 2005

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The Louisiana State Capitol Grounds, looking towards the south and the LaSalle Building

"Gazing Into the Past"

Young admirer at the Louisiana State Capitol

Baton Rouge, 1978

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Young admirer at the Louisiana State Capitol

Family from Alexandria visiting the Huey Long Statue at the Louisiana State Capitol

July, 1948

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Family visiting the Huey Long Statue at the Louisiana State Capitol