Stewart-Dougherty House - Baton Rouge, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 30° 27.150 W 091° 10.967
15R E 674480 N 3370330
Quick Description: Large home located at 741 North St. in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, LA. Privately owned, easy to enjoy from the street/sidewalk.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 12/19/2008 6:09:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM5CV5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
Lots of historic places and things to do within walking distance. This home is quite a large home. Sticks out very well, and is well maintained and landscaped. Private and must be enjoyed from sidewalk/street. Found small bit of history here

The Stewart-Dougherty House is a two story "town house". It is a distinctive example of the mid-nineteenth century Classical Revival style of architecture. The Stewart-Dougherty House was constructed between 1848 and 1854. It measures 78 feet across the South front entrance (facing North Street) and 66 feet deep. It is built of locally-fired, red brick. The brick is laid in a variation of the common bond. Rather than having the more usual 5 rows of stretchers and 1 row of headers, the bond is composed of 7 rows of stretchers and 1 row of headers. This is typical of the work of the local mason-builder, Nelson Potts. The original plan of the house was four rooms and a central hallway arranged in a symmetrical pattern on each floor, which is characterized by the exterior on the South facade. The structure of the central portion of the house is brick bearing wall. There is a 10 foot wide gallery on both floors extending on all four sides of the house. There are four rectangular masonry columns on each of the four sides. The end columns of each side connect, giving the appearance of a massive square column at the corners of the building. The face of each column has a recessed panel; all of the columns are plastered and painted white. The second story gallery, where still open, retains the original grape-and-leaf, cast-iron balustrade.
Street address:
741 North St.
Baton Rouge, LA USA

County / Borough / Parish: East Baton Rouge

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874

Historic function: Domestic. Sub - Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling

Current function: Domestic. Sub - Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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