Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

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Heidelberg Hotel
Heidelberg Hotel.jpg
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is located in Louisiana
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is located in the US
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Location 201 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°26′55″N 91°11′23″W / 30.44861°N 91.18972°W / 30.44861; -91.18972Coordinates: 30°26′55″N 91°11′23″W / 30.44861°N 91.18972°W / 30.44861; -91.18972
Built 1927
Architect Neild,Edward F.
Architectural style Skyscraper
NRHP Reference # 82002769[1]
Added to NRHP May 20, 1982

The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is a historic hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, originally built in 1927 as the Heidelberg Hotel. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1] The Heidelberg Hotel was a favorite dwelling of Louisiana Governor Huey Long, who had a seventh-floor suite. For a time it was known as the Capitol House Hotel, when under the management of former State Representative Chris Faser, Jr. Huey P. Long, John F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Jimmy Carter, Will Rogers, and Fidel Castro were all guests of the hotel.[2]

The hotel closed in 1985, and was mostly derelict until 2005.[3] It reopened after a $70 million renovation on August 30, 2006 as the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.[4]

The hotel's NRHP listing was increased in 2008 to include the Hotel King across the street and the listing was renamed Heidelberg Hotel and Hotel King .[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ http://www.hiltoncapitolcenter.com/images/stories/pdfs/then-now.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.225batonrouge.com/9182012/Saving_the_Capitol_House
  4. ^ Downtown Development District Information
  5. ^ NRHP weekly listings: Heidelberg Hotel and Hotel King (Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation), 200 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, 08000765, LISTED, 8/05/08, at [1]

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