The buildings of Louisiana’s state capital are a continuing monument to its history. Each of the city’s celebrated structures has a story to tell in this collection of more than fifty profiles. Included in each building’s description are additions, renovations, and residents’ personalities. The assassination of Gov. Huey P. Long and his subsequent burial in the English gardens of the Louisiana Capitol and the rare Greek Revival-styling of Santa Maria Plantation are some of the featured characteristics of these storied Baton Rouge buildings.
Descriptions and photographs of these architectural treasures are grouped by geographic districts. In East Baton Rouge, the Rabalais House, a five-bay, double-galley structure, is featured. Also included is the 1908 Queen Anne Revival-style Reymond House, which has been painstakingly returned to its former glory and added to the National Register of Historic Places. Photographic emphasis on details such as the crenellated and louvered belfry and pointed lancet windows of Baker Presbyterian Church provide an intimate view of these historic sites.
About the Author/Photographer
Jim Fraiser is the author of fifteen books about the history, architecture, and culture of the Deep South, including the Majesty Series, Mississippi River Country Tales: A Celebration of 500 Years of Deep South History, and Vanished Mississippi Gulf Coast, all published by Pelican. He is a federal administrative law judge, adjunct law professor, and regular contributing book reviewer to numerous regional publications. He resides in Madison, Mississippi.
About the Photographer
Pat Caldwell, a partner in the law firm Riley, Caldwell, Cork & Alvis, P.A., has served as general counsel of BancorpSouth, Inc., BancorpSouth Bank, and its respective subsidiaries. He is a Taylor Medalist and past president of the Lee County Young Lawyers Association, and he was a Mid-South Super Lawyer for 2010 and 2011. He lives in Tupelo, Mississippi.
About the Foreword Writer
Marchita Mauck is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Notre Dame. She holds MAs in art history and liturgy and a PhD in medieval studies. A professor of art history at Louisiana State University, Mauck lives near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
HISTORIC BATON ROUGE ARCHITECTURE
By Jim Fraiser
Photography by Pat Caldwell and Jim Fraiser
Foreword by Marchita Mauck
ARCHITECTURE / History / General
ARCHITECTURE / Regional
TRAVEL / United States / South / General
128 pp. 8 x 10
175 color photos Glossary