Suzanne Turner Associates

Beauregard Town Block

Along the banks of the Mississippi River, Beauregard Town was developed in 1806 as one of the first planned communities in America.  This National Register Historic District is home to many of Baton Rouge’s cultural attractions such as the Old Governor’s Mansion, the Old State Capitol, and the Mississippi Riverfront. 


Using the 1983 Economic Recovery Tax Act, Susan Turner saved a collection of Victorian and Bungalow houses slated for demolition, and restored them into a thriving urban block, aptly named ‘Beauregard Block.’  Subdividing each of the lots to provide community space, she created a rose garden, additional parking spaces, garden rooms, lush streetscapes, and a ‘Potager,’ a French Kitchen Garden for all residents of adjoining property to share and experience.