Louisiana State Capitol Building
Baton Rouge, LA
Opened: March 1932
Architects: Weiss, Dreyfous and Seiferth
The landmark Louisiana State Capitol building houses the governor's office, the legislature and parts of the executive branch in a 34 story tower. The 27-acre capitol grounds include the capitol gardens as well as the grave of populist former governor Huey Long, who was a major force behind the construction of the building, which was the site of his assassination in 1935.
The white cracker who wrote the national anthem knew what he was doing. He set the word "free" to a note so high nobody can reach it. (Tony Kushner)