Old Governors Mansion, Baton Rouge

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    old governor's mansion

    by doug48 Updated May 21, 2009

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    the old governor's mansion was built for huey p. long in 1929. this building served as the louisiana governor's residence from 1930 to 1963. this building was designed to be long's "white house". the old governor's mansion is listed on the national register of historic places. today the mansion is home to the foundation for historical louisiana and is open to the public for tours. see the attached web site for times and admission.

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    Old Governors Mansion

    by keeweechic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Mansion was built by Huey Long in 1930 as Louisiana's answer to the White House. It has been restored to its original Georgian-style splendour and there are guided tours which tell the story of the governors who lived there. The mansion has the original crystal chandeliers and hand-printed French wallpaper.

    Open Tues - Fri 10 – 4pm and closed major holidays.
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    by Basaic Updated Feb 25, 2015

    The Old Governor’s Mansion was built by Huey P. Long in 1929 using the Classical Revival style of architecture. It served as the residence for the governor of Louisiana from 1930 to 1963 housing nine governors and their families including such notables as Huey P. Long, the notorious Earl Long (known for his affair with stripper Blaze Starr) and “the singing governor” Jimmie Davis. The mansion has been restored to its original splendor and is open for the public as a museum. It has a secret staircase and houses a nice collection of items relating to Jimmie Davis. Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Friday. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors (62 and up); and $5 for student (K to 12th grade). The home is at least partially handicapped accessible. The Old Governor's Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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    The Louisiana Old Governor's Mansion

    by Virtuous_Tourist Written May 30, 2004

    This mansion is an example of Southern Colonial architecture. It has been restored and furnished to reflect the times and personalities that lived there from 1930-1962.

    Open for tours and Special Events.

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