Welcome to the tower, 27 floors up and one of the most photographed areas of the capitol.
The front lawn and the buraial site of Gov./Senator Huey P. Long.
Lets walk around the tower to see all of Baton Rouge.
Left: Looking southeast towardsI-12, New Orleans
Right: looking east, Governor's Mansion is behing trees just across the lake, on the north side of street.
Arsenal Museum in forground
Left: looking east, Closeup of Governor's Mansion
Right: Looking just east of capital, the Arsenal Museum
Left: Looking northeast towards refinery area.
Right: Looking north. The building just north of Capitol Lake sites on the site of the former
Our Lady of the Lake Charity Hospital where Huey was taken after he was shot. The site now is an office complex.
Way up river is the bluff where Bienville saw the "red stick" or "baton rouge". It is on the campus of Southern University.
Left: The Mississippi River and Baton Rouge gaming area.
Right: Closeup of old Mississippi River Bridge.
Left: Looking west at river and Port Allen on west side of river.
Right: Pentagon Barracks - the former LSU campus.
Yes, Pentagon means five sides, but one side was destroyed before the levee was built.
Left: Looking southeast. Barge traffice on the river. Also I-10 river brige.
Right: Looking south towards Downtown and LSU
Looking south. Closeup of LSU Tiger Stadium and Maravich Center
Right: One last closeup of Huey Long's grave.
Looking south. Back inside tower and a look at the Tower Gift Shop.
Right: Taking the elevator down from the 27th to the 24th for the change over.
Left: The stop between the tiny elevator up and the larger elevator down.
Right: I guess this means us.
The back hallway tour

Pages you can view from the
New State Capitol
Outside front   | The Foyer   | The Tower
The Back Hall   | Front Details   | The Basement
  Legislative Basement  | Capitol Outback

Pages you can view from the
Old State Capitol
Outside | Downstairs | Upstairs

Border art is made from the stained glass windows in the downstairs museum.
All photos copyright Greg English, Louisiana101.com 2000