Historic Neighborhoods of Baton Rouge

Historic Neighborhoods of Baton Rouge

by Annabelle M. Armstrong
     
 

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The city of Baton Rouge is divided into numerous residential subdivisions, many of which have a rich and storied history dating back to the Civil War. Some of the most well-recognized subdivisions together make up the broader region of South Baton Rouge, which runs across the capital city from Government Street, within five miles of the downtown area, to Louisiana… See more details below

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The city of Baton Rouge is divided into numerous residential subdivisions, many of which have a rich and storied history dating back to the Civil War. Some of the most well-recognized subdivisions together make up the broader region of South Baton Rouge, which runs across the capital city from Government Street, within five miles of the downtown area, to Louisiana State University and then to the Airline Highway, off the interstate. This large area includes the major part of the business-cultural-residential area, and encompasses the well-known Garden District and the University Hills community bordering Louisiana State University. It is one of the It is the most populated, popular and sought-after residential areas of the city, known for its beautiful homes, safety (thanks to civic associations at work) and its rich history. Journalist Annabelle Armstrong is a resident of the Hundred Oaks subdivision, which rests on the site of a cotton plantation that used to stretch all the way to the Mississippi River. About 20 years ago, the editor of the South Baton Rouge Journal asked Armstrong to write a story on the Capital Heights Subdivision, and her engaging profile of the district’s interesting history and prominent people soon prompted requests for her to cover many of the other subdivisions. Since then, Ms. Armstrong has had several requests from state Historic Preservation officers to compile these histories into a volume, and on occasion, real estate agents and potential homeowners send runners to her house to borrow an article on a certain subdivision to photocopy it. Residents love to read the history of their particular neighborhoods, and many of these subdivisions are in highly-coveted real estate locations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596298392
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
08/23/2010
Series:
American Chronicles Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,353,431
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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