Louisiana State Capitol Annex – Baton Rouge LA

Description

"At the time the Louisiana State Capitol was constructed, it was considered large enough to house virtually all of the administrative offices and departments of the State government. This proved to be incorrect and due to urgent need, the State Office Building, often called the Capitol Annex, was erected about 400 feet distant from the capitol.

It is a part four and part six-story building, rectangular in plan, with over-all dimensions of 130 by 260 feet, and in addition to a large amount of office space, housed the official board room and library.

It has a reinforced concrete frame and exterior masonry walls faced with limestone which matches as closely as possible the limestone used on the capitol building. The windows are aluminum, ceilings are acoustically treated, and the whole building is air-conditioned.

It was completed in August 1938 at a construction cost of $1,104,395 and a project cost of $1,190,525."

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
1190525

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


1201 N 3rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Location notes:

Coordinates: 30.459051, -91.188744

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