A Four-Sided PentagonIn 1825, four military barracks were built to support the U.S. Army arsenal that occupied much of today's Capitol Park. A fifth barrack that completed the pentagon arrangement was built so poorly it was demolished shortly after construction. Lieutenant Colonel, and future U.S. President Zachary Taylor, "Old Rough and Read," oversaw production of the barracks and lived nearby. Later, when Louisiana State University replaced the military installation, students lived in the barracks. Today, they lodge Louisiana lawmakers during legislative session.
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|Date Added||Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 673923 N 3370777|
|Decimal Degrees||30.45661667, -91.18850000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 27.397', W 91° 11.31'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 27' 23.82" N, 91° 11' 18.6" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 900-1092 N 3rd St, Baton Rouge LA 70802, US|
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