Historic Postcards of the Louisiana State Capitol


Baton Rouge has a long and storied history as the Capitol of Louisiana.

Both the Old State Capitol, and new building discussed here, are important historical resources for the State of Louisiana.

As the tallest state capitol in the United States, the "new" building is 450 feet high with 34 floors.

Postcards represent yet another media that enables us to visualize, and remember, the past. We have assembled here a small collection of historic postcards showing the State Capitol over the years.

Also shown on this site are a short history of the State Capitol, and photographs of the Capitol.

Greetings from Baton Rouge and the Louisiana State Capitol !

Greetings from Baton Rouge and the Louisiana State Capitol !

Louisiana State Capitol at Night

Louisiana State Capitol at Night

The Louisiana State Capitol (circa 1939)

Capitol Lake and Our Lady of the Lake Hospital are seen to the north of the building

The Louisiana State Capitol (circa 1939) with Capitol Lake and Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in the distance

Louisiana's Two Greatest Monuments, the State Capitol and the New Orleans Bridge, both conceived and built by Huey P. Long

Louisiana's Two Greatest Monuments, the State Capitol and the New Orleans Bridge, both conceived and built by Huey P. Long

State Capitol reflecting in Capitol Lake, Baton Rouge

State Capitol reflecting in Capitol Lake, Baton Rouge

Early view of the Louisiana Capitol Grounds, Baton Rouge, from the top of the capitol looking south

Early view of the Louisiana Capitol Grounds, Baton Rouge, from the top of the capitol looking south

Later view of the Louisiana Capitol Grounds, Baton Rouge, from the top of the capitol looking south

Later view of the Louisiana Capitol Grounds, Baton Rouge, from the top of the capitol looking south

Huey P. Long monument and grave, State Capitol grounds, Baton Rouge

Huey P. Long monument and grave, State Capitol grounds, Baton Rouge

Circuit Court of Appeal, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge

Circuit Court of Appeal, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge

Lobby and Memorial Hall inside the Louisiana State Capitol

Lobby and Memorial Hall inside the Louisiana State Capitol

Door to the House of Representatives, Louisiana State Capitol

Door to the House of Representatives, Louisiana State Capitol

View to the north from the Louisiana State Capitol (circa early 1970s), showing Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and the ESSO oil refinery in the distance

View to the north from the Louisiana State Capitol (circa early 1970s), showing Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and the ESSO oil refinery in the distance

Our Lady of the Lake Hospital located on Capitol Lake in downtown Baton Rouge, as seen from the top of the Louisiana State Capitol Building

Our Lady of the Lake Hospital located on Capitol Lake in downtown Baton Rouge, as seen from the top of the Louisiana State Capitol Building