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State Capitol Restoration (1997)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-01-17

Duration: 00:10:52

Subjects: Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Historic buildings | Art conservation and restoration | HISTORIC PRESERVATION


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Downer, Hunt Interviewee
  • Stewart, George Interviewee
  • Drennen, Mark Interviewee
  • Brockway, Bill Interviewee


This segment from the January 17, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the restoration work at the Louisiana State Capitol and the Pentagon Barracks in Baton Rouge following years of neglect. He tours both historic buildings with Speaker of the House Hunt Downer to see the disrepair and the restoration of the ceiling in the House chamber. He also interviews: George Stewart, art restorer; Commissioner of Administration Mark Drennen; and Bill Brockway, historic restoration expert at the LSU School of Architecture. Host: Robert Collins