Neighborhoods and Activities in Baton Rouge


Downtown Baton Rouge, LA, near Spanish Town, Historic Building

Spanish Town is a historic district around Spanish Town Road in Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana.  Spanish Town was commissioned in 1805 when Baton Rouge was under the control of the Spanish government...and is believed to be the oldest neighborhood in Baton Rouge.  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.  The community and surrounding subdivisions serve as"living history" by having an assembly of surviving structures ranging in date from 1823 to 1975.  The oldest structure is the Pino House (built 1823).  This diverse community in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge near the State Legislature and LSU is home to artists, writers, musicians, actors, students, teachers, physians, politicians, and attorneys. As part of its heritage, Spanish Town hosts one of the more famous Mardi Gras parades in Baton Rouge.

538 N. 8th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70807

538 N. 8th Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Available for Sale.    Near Louisiana State legislature, this would make a great congressional of legal 0ffice.  Also, easily convertable to a Duplex.  Historic, acadian style building ready for a 2nd story.  Could Structure for this home located in the downtown historic area has been updated. The foundation has been raised 2 feet; has new piers and footings; is structurally able to support an additional 900 square foot upstairs addition, if desired. This property could be a single family home, a duplex, or an office for legal, legislative, etc., when it is completed. 


$189,900          (MSL#B08195130)


Comment balloon 3 commentsAnn Dail • September 18 2008 07:44PM


That's interesting how they have raised the structure, I have never seen that before. Is that common there from the flooding?


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Posted by Kelly Willey, Short Sale Agent - Harford County Maryland Real Estate (Long and Foster BEL AIR MARYLAND) over 11 years ago

Congratulations on the listing.Good luck in selling it quickly.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 11 years ago


The raised structure on this historic old home is called Pier and Beam foundation here in Louisiana.  It started not just for flooding, but to keep the homes cool in the extreme heat and humidity.  The raised floor allows a breeze to travel under the home.  Many of these structures have insulation under the home to keep the floor from being freezing cold on your feet in winter.  It's also why area rugs became popular decor here in the south.  Another function of the raised floor was to minimize "critters" from entering the home.

Posted by Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem (Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551) over 11 years ago