Beauregard Town Historical

Beauregard Town Historical (HM1UOG)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70802 East Baton Rouge Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 26.814', W 91° 11.0828242'

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Established in 1806

Beauregard Town founder Elias Toutant Beauregard was a retired military officer from New Orleans who became fascinated by neighborhood development. After buying a large parcel of land in Baton Rouge, Beauregard envisioned a community that would mimic the characteristics of a European city.Beauregard Town was drawn in 1806 by Arsene LaCarriere LaTour , a French engineer, who was inspired by a popular European Baroque style known as the Grand Manner Plan. The design incorporated both beauty and functionality. Grand radial avenues connected town squares and parks to civic buildings. Only a handful of examples of Grand Manner Plan remain in North America, the most famous is Pierre Charles L'Enfant's 1791 design of Washington, DC.Beauregard Town's early design included parks, residences, a convent, hospital, coliseum, cemetery and a cathedral. The original borders for the neighborhood were the Mississippi River and North, South and East Boulevards. Its east-west streets were named after countries or continents, and those that ran north-south were named after European nobility.While drawn in 1806, Beauregard Town's houses and structures were slow to start, but by 1926, new buildings and residences appeared. By the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the neighborhood was thriving, even though much of its
original vision had not been met.In the 1960s preservationists began to call attention to Beauregard Town's rare features. Many residents began cataloguing the significance of each neighborhood structure. In 1980 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.Today, Beauregard Town, home to restored residences, significant architecture, and mixed use design, is one of Baton Rouge's most popular neighborhood.
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Date Added Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15J E 674305 N 6630293
Decimal Degrees30.44690000, -91.18471374
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.814', W 91° 11.0828242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 48.84" N, 91° 11' 4.969452" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Royal St, Baton Rouge LA 70802, US
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