Downtown Baton Rouge Historic District

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Downtown Baton Rouge Historic District
Former post office in downtown Baton Rouge.jpg
Old Post Office at 355 North Boulevard
Downtown Baton Rouge Historic District, LA.png
Location3rd Street between Main Street and North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coordinates30°26′58″N 91°11′18″W / 30.44932°N 91.18826°W / 30.44932; -91.18826Coordinates: 30°26′58″N 91°11′18″W / 30.44932°N 91.18826°W / 30.44932; -91.18826
Architectural styleItalianate, Classical Revival, Art Deco, International Style
NRHP reference #09000899[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 10, 2009

Downtown Baton Rouge Historic District is a historic district in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, located along 3rd Street, from Main Street to North Boulevard.

The district comprises a total of 43 commercial buildings ranging in dates from c.1860 to mid-1950s. Third street was downtown Baton Rouge main commercial avenue during historic period. Of the 32 contributing properties, six are also individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Despite being located inside the district area, the individually listed Belisle Building is not part of Downtown Baton Rouge Historic District, as its non-historic elements are evaluated as predominant. The building is therefore considered a non-contributing property.[2]

The historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 10, 2009.[1]

Contributing Properties[edit]

The historical district contains a total of 32 contributing properties, built between c.1860 and 1957:

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Downtown Baton Rouge Historic District" (PDF). State of Louisiana's Division of Historic Preservation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 7, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018. with 23 photos and three maps Archived 2018-05-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Compare April 2015 Street View where building is still standing with June 2016 Street View where a construction site has replaced last two buildings at corner with Lafayette Street.