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The LMOGA House is located at 730 North Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge, just a few blocks and only minutes away from the Louisiana State Capitol and governmental offices. It is available for members to use at their leisure, and we hope you will consider it as your office when in Baton Rouge for business.
The LMOGA house is ideal for meetings, receptions, luncheons and dinners and the LMOGA staff is available to coordinate every detail of your event from planning to execution. The LMOGA Board Room easily converts from a conference-style meeting setup to a spacious reception area for catered events. Other features include: two small conference rooms, individual member offices, wireless internet, audio/visual capabilities, copying capabilities, and a full kitchen equipped for your meeting and entertaining needs..
History of the LMOGA House
“The Standard Oil House” - 730 North Boulevard
The full two story building that is used as LMOGA’s office today was constructed in 1919 for executives of the Standard Oil Company. The property was previously owned by different families, but building improvements completed by Standard Oil are what made the building the two story structure that stands today.
The property is located in the Beauregard Town Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly occupied by presidents of the Baton Rouge Standard Oil Refinery, the property is historically important to the city of Baton Rouge because of the significant role that Standard Oil Company played in this region.
Designed by famed New Orleans architects, Favrot & Livaudais, the house is a well-proportioned classical revival structure constructed of native cypress exterior weather boards, barrel tile roof and intricately designed wood casement windows. The interior floors are made of heart pine and oak, curiously face-nailed instead of blind-nailed. They reveal mitered patterns found only in the finest homes of this vintage. The house is an outstanding example of Colonial Revival style in the registered Historic District of Beauregard Town.
The house was purchased from Standard Oil by the Pickell family who owned the property from 1949 to 1985, when it was purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Cecil Smith. From the late 1980s until June of 2008, the building was used as offices for the Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. LMOGA purchased the building in September of 2008 and began renovations to restore the house in October 2008. The LMOGA staff moved into the property in March of 2009.