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Former downtown headquarters of sheriff's office set to be demolished

9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago April 01, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Friday, April 01 2016 April 01, 2016 3:34 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Demolition will begin soon on the former home of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office in downtown.

Already, fencing has been put up around the cream brick building opposite city hall and in between the new District Courthouse and City Court buildings. The sheriff's office moved from the downtown building in 2013 to a larger building near Parish Prison by the airport on Jimmy Wedell Drive.

A sign outside the old sheriff's office headquarters lists information about the demolition of the building, which also housed other city services. 

Downtown officials said the old sheriff's department headquarters is being demolished to make room for materials needed with the demolition and construction of the new downtown library. The library is across the street and next door to the old headquarters.

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