Baton Rouge Historic Places

Baton Rouge Historic Places

Clearly I am a huge fan of all things Real Estate, but I am also a fan of the history of Real Estate! This week I was lucky enough to be asked to list an amazing home in the Garden District. I LOVE the Garden District, it is full of unique homes, tons of character, huge beautiful trees, great people and lots of history.  This particular home is on the  National Register of Historic Place so I thought, why not share the listing and the History !

Jared Young Sanders. Jr. House

This home stands in a quiet early twentieth century neighborhood not far from downtown Baton Rouge. We know this subdivision as the Garden District. This one-story frame dwelling was built in 1921, but received an addition and some alterations in 1936. These most notable changes were made by J.Y. Sanders, Jr, upon whose political career the homes historic significance rests. 

In 1936 Sanders had the home remodeled and those changes included:

1. Converting the "day room" into a bedroom with attached bath. (currently the Master Bedroom.)

2.The reorientation of the front steps, they originally faced the side alley.

3. The construction of the screened porch behind the new bedroom. (currently the Sun Room as is was closed in shortly before 1960)

4. The removal of the Double fireplace and the chimney.

5. The complete removal of the windows located on the west wall of the back bedroom.

6. The replacement of all the home's casement windows with Sash Windows.

Before Sanders death in 1960 he and his wife also  converted the detached garage into a carport, added a storeroom, and as mentioned above closed in the screened porch which is now the Sun Room.

So what makes this home qualify as a Historic Place? This home is significant at the state level-in the area of politics/government. It is the resource most specifically related to Sanders, a leader of the anti-administration forces in the Louisiana House of Representatives during the famous 1929 impeachment proceedings against Governor Huey Pierce Long.  It is stated that the hatred between the two was mostly personal and at one point lead to a fist fight in the Lobby of a New Orleans hotel. Although Sander's attempt was unsuccessful there is no doubt that the impeachment proceedings led in part by Jared Young Sanders. Jr. had a significant impact on Huey Long and the choices he made in the future conduct of his political career.

Sanders continued his political career despite the failed attempt and was elected to State Senate in 1932 and he later served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Because this home on Wisteria was his home for most of his adult life and during the impeachment episode, it is this property which is most closely associated with  the anti-Long politician.  Therefor, the Wisteria House is the most legitimate candidate to commemorate the career of Jared Young Sanders Jr. through its nomination to the Nation Register of Historic Places.

Click the photo below to view the full listing of the home and contact me today if you are interested in purchasing this piece of History!

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Dated: June 3rd 2015
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