This is the Louisiana State Capitol Building. This picture was taken from the front parking lot as I approached the building. The State Capitol was built by governor Huey P. Long during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

As the tallest state capitol in the United States, the building is 450 feet high with 34 floors. Construction was completed in March, 1932, in a mere 14 months.

In 1935, the Louisiana State Capitol Building was the site of Huey P. Long's assassination. Senator Long was buried on the grounds and his statue faces the Capitol.


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