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Louisiana Capital Locations: 1832

and some capitol places


The State of Louisiana purchased the land and buildings bounded by Canal, Philippe (now Roosevelt way), Common, and Baronne, then occupied by Charity Hospital, to be used as the legislature's state house. The hospital was to be turned over to the legislature on or before October 1, 1833.


AN ACT to authorise the Governor to purchase the property therein mentioned and for other purposes.
February 27, 1832

1832 Act of February 27

The Charity Hospital Building/ State House

The Charity Hospital Building/ State House. small engraving of multi-story classical building with two large wings. Wall in front. Carriage in street.

Courtesy Historic New Orleans Collection