BUILDING INVENTORY
Fri Mar 06, 2015

124 Third Street Gilbert-Leonard Town; Block 3, Lot 4 TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:13,000 NUMBER OF FLOORS: 2 DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1926 ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE Theme: Commercial Architecture Level of Significance: Local Classification: MAJOR SIGNIFICANCE The present bank building was built by the Union Bank and Trust Co., whose charter dates from the early 1900’s. Earlier owners of… Read more »

Thu Mar 05, 2015

310 Convention Street Gilbert-Leonard Town; Block 3, Lot 12 The Grand Lady, located at 310 Convention Street, was recently purchased by Mark and Debbie Hudson. One of the last Victorian homes in Downtown Baton Rouge, The Grand Lady was built in 1905 and it is currently being renovated back to its original architectural glory by… Read more »

342 / 348 Lafayette Street Devall Town; Block 3, Lot 3 and part of Lot 2 TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:10,342 NUMBER OF FLOORS: 2 DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: c. 1819 ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE Theme: Residential Architecture Level of Significance: Local and State NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTER BUILDING (1978) The old Tessier house, built in the Federalist style,… Read more »

130 Main Street Devall Town: Block 1, Lot 10 According to a document held by the current owner, the date of construction was soon after 1850 and the builder was Nelson Potts. Potts was the Builder of many buildings in Baton Rouge during this period of time including his own house at 831 North Street.The property was acquired by… Read more »

208 N. Fourth Street Hickey Duncan Mather Town: Block 4, Lot 4 TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE: 75,000 NUMBER OF FLOORS: 1 DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1895 ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE Theme: Religious Architecture Level of Significance: Local and State NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTER BUILDING (1978) The property on which the present church stands was first acquired in 1845 and… Read more »

201 Lafayette Street Hickey Duncan Mather Town; Block 1, Lots 6 and 7 TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:350,797 NUMBER OF FLOORS: 11 DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1927 ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE Theme: State Politics/Government and Commercial Architecture Level of Significance: Local and State NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTER BUILDING Known as the Heidelberg Hotel prior to renovation as the Hilton.  The… Read more »

355 North Blvd. Gilbert-Leonard Town; Block 3, Lot 7 The City Club, a magnificent brick and masonry structure with an Italian Renaissance façade, was completed in 1894 on property purchased by the United States government for $14,500 from Dr. Jean Bertrand Duchein for use as a post office and federal courthouse. After years of use… Read more »

105 – 109 Third Street TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE: 7,000 NUMBER OF FLOORS: 2 DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1923 ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Theme: Commercial Architecture Level of Significance: Local Classification: SIGNIFICANT Mrs. Annie Kaufman bought this property in 1900 from Isadore Abramson for the sum of $8000. Records indicate that improvements existed on the site at that time…. Read more »

TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:5,000 NUMBER OF FLOORS: 2 DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1923 ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE Theme: Commercial Architecture Level of Significance: Local Classification: SIGNIFICANT Although the building does not represent any particular architectural style and there is no evidence of historical significance, it is considered marginally significant based on its age, location in an area of other buildings… Read more »

141 / 151 Third Street TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:5,200 NUMBER OF FLOORS: 2 DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1921 ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Theme: Commercial Architecture Level of Significance: Local Classification: SIGNIFICANT Records indicate the property on which the MAYOLA BUILDING now stands was obtained from the Colombia Theater Company in 1921. The Colombia Theater Company had held the property since… Read more »

202 Convention Street TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:51,000 NUMBER OF FLOORS: 3 DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1922 ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Theme: Community Planning and Development Level of Significance: Local Classification: SIGNIFICANT The structure that has come to be known as the AUTO HOTEL was constructed in 1922 following many small land sale transactions by which A. C. Glassell eventually… Read more »

118 River Road Gilbert-Leonard Town: Block 1, part of Lots 3 and 4 TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:5,700 NUMBER OF FLOORS: 1 DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1922 ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE Classification: NOT SIGNIFICANT The present brick structure replaced a previous brick and wood truss building. The exact date of construction is unknown, however, from archival photographs it… Read more »