Old Images of Baton Rouge: Travel back in time and see the Capital City through pictures, words and video

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An old Cortana Mall sign sits near the parking lot that will become the new Amazon distribution center

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, nostalgia is defined as “a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition.”

For some current and former residents of Baton Rouge, there is one place to go to share and bring back memories of times gone by.

That place is the Old Images of Baton Rouge Facebook page.

The Facebook page welcomes you this way, “Travel back in time with us to celebrate the rich, cultural history of our hometown Baton Rouge through pictures, videos and memories. A lot has changed over the years but old BR will live on here.”

The page was created over five years ago and since then, all manner of nostalgic stories and pictures have found their way onto the page.

You can find pictures of old landmarks, a story about the filming of a Richard Pryor movie in BR and so much more.

Ellen Frazier is a member on the page and she says that “as a native and longtime resident of BR, as were my parents before me, I enjoy seeing pictures of places/businesses that I heard about from my parents or grew up with myself.”

If you have a question about what a particular building in the Capital City was called or where it was located, this is a great place to go.

For others, the Old Images of Baton Rouge Facebook page is a place to go to remain connected to where they spent their youth.

Charlotte Hart posted this when asked about what draws her to the Old Images of Baton Rouge Facebook page:

It’s a way to maintain connection with where I grew up but where I haven’t lived for decades, a multi-generational space for sharing. Also grew up with my parents’ and grandparents’ stories of Baton Rouge and this feels like a connection to those stories.

At this time, the Old Images of Baton Rouge Facebook page has over 58,000 members.

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