Louisiana State Capitol

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Louisiana State Capitol
Louisiana State Capitol

The Louisiana State Capitol building is the capitol building of the state of Louisiana, located in Baton Rouge. It is the tallest state capitol building in the United States, at 450 feet (137 metre) tall with 34 stories. It is located on a 27-acre tract which includes the capitol gardens. The Louisiana State Capitol building is a National Historic Landmark.

As part of his gubernatorial campaign in 1928, Huey Long advocated the construction of a new, modern capitol building to replace the Old Louisiana State Capitol building, built in 1847. The building was completed in 1932. In 1935, Huey Long (then a prominent United States Senator) was shot in the Capitol building. He died two days later as a result of his wounds and is interred in the capitol gardens.

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