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    • Belle Helene Plantation Home

    • Historic buildings
    • Belle Helene. Construction on the house began in 1840, and completed by 1842. It was first named "Ashland" after U.S. statesman Henry Clay's plantation in Kentucky. In March 1889, the estate sold to George B. Reuss, an Ascension Parish planter....
    • Pow Wow 1952

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • Istrouma schools began in a two room house in 1917 in North Baton Rouge. As time went on, the student population grew steadily and outpaced the growth of the faculty. A number of buildings and hand-me-down materials were haphazardly obtained...
    • Lincoln Theater Box Office

    • African Americans--History,Theaters
    • The Historic Lincoln Theatre, 1305 Myrtle Walk, Baton Rouge, La. was opened in 1951. The theater served Baton Rouge's African American community during Segregation. Performers such as Otis Redding, the Four Tops and Louis Armstrong performed here....
    • Invitation to Gourmet Club Dinner

    • Printed ephemera
    • Invitation to a Gourmet Club dinner for/by Ernest Gueymard. February 22, 1961. The Gourmet Club of Baton Rouge was founded by Gueymard and Ralph H. Simms in 1960 "in order to enjoy the right atmosphere, and the proper quality of food and service....
    • Picket at Istrouma High School

    • School integration—Louisiana
    • Picket Against Integration at Istrouma High School. Police take a sign from a white picket in front of Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge as four African American students integrated the school. September 3, 1963
    • Historic Marker for Gras-Devall Plaza

    • Baton Rouge (La.), Historic markers
    • Baton Rouge, La. Downtown. Historic Marker for Gras-Devall Plaza. 4th and Main Sts. "These four corners were dedicated for public use in 1809 by Antonio Gras and Edith and Richard Devall. A market was to be in the center and the corners used for...
    • Invitation to a Gourmet Club Dinner

    • Printed ephemera
    • Invitation to a Gourmet Club dinner for/by Ernest Gueymard. February 22, 1961. The Gourmet Club of Baton Rouge was founded by Gueymard and Ralph H. Simms in 1960 "in order to enjoy the right atmosphere, and the proper quality of food and service....
    • Louisiana State Capitol Postcard

    • Postcards, Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.)
    • Louisiana State Capitol. Thirty four stories high. Tallest building in the South being 450 feet high. There are 249,000 square feet of usable floor space Cost of Capitol $5,000,000. Over 30 varieties of marble and stone were used in its...
    • Louisiana State Capitol Postcard

    • Postcards, Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.)
    • Louisiana State Capitol. Thirty four stories high. Tallest building in the South being 450 feet high. There are 249,000 square feet of usable floor space Cost of Capitol $5,000,000. Over 30 varieties of marble and stone were used in its...
    • North Boulevard, January 10, 1970

    • African Americans, Government, Resistance to
    • North Boulevard. Four men identified as Black Muslims stand atop a car as the block the street prior to a shootout between blacks and police that left two officers and one black dead. January 10, 1970. Baton Rouge, La.

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