HISTORIC SPANISH TOWN
For more than two hundred years, this National Historic District founded in 1805 known as Spanish Town, illustrates the various changes of Baton Rouge’s development. Although older than Baton Rouge, few original homes of Spanish Town survived the Civil War, and today, the prevailing architectural styles reflect the early 20th Century when Spanish Town was a thriving University community. Spanish Town is designated both a national and local historic district. As a local historic district, improvements to the exterior must consider the community-developed Spanish Town Design Guidelines and be approved by the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Historic Preservation Commission.