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Balancing the Heritage of the Past and the Needs of the Future

The delicate balance between the past and the future can be achieved. Buildings reflecting our history can coexist with our needs of the present and the future.

Re-use of buildings offers many advantages, financial and otherwise. Baton Rouge Louisiana, Third StreetAnd efforts of programs such as the National Register of Historic Places have been highly successful in creating awareness and actually preserving our heritage.

See Baton Rouge as it existed in the 1940s and 1950s, in the Baton Rouge Historic Postcard Collection.

    A few final glimpses of Baton Rouge from the late 1970s...

The Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

August, 1978

The Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad Station, River Road, Baton Rouge

(now the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum)

September, 1978

The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad Station, River Road, Baton Rouge

Remnants of the Baton Rouge street car system

11th Street looking south towards Convention Street

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

September, 1978

The Last of the Streetcar Tracks, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Last of the Streetcar Tracks, East Boulevard, just off Government Street

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

September, 1978

"We can only hope that our tracks will not lead us to an architectural dead-end".

The Last of the Streetcar Tracks, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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