FHL lecture discusses “Tiger Town” April 8

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE—The Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s will host a Lunch and Learn Lecture featuring Clarke Cadzow on Tuesday, April 8 at noon at the Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge.

Cadzow will discuss the history and architecture of the North Gate area near LSU, also known as “Tiger Town.” North Gate has been home to over 450 businesses since the 1920s and continues to host many locally owned businesses, such as Cadzow’s own Highland Coffees.

In addition to owning a business in this area, Cadzow is the head of the North Gate Merchants Association and has researched the North Gate area’s history extensively.

The North Gate area began in the 1920s when the LSU campus moved from downtown to its present location. It was one of the first neighborhoods near the campus, and was home to many professors and nine Pulitzer Prize winners. Until recently, the North Gate area was also the main shopping district for LSU.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch to this come and go lecture, and complimentary beverages will be provided.

The lecture is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. Individuals are encouraged to pre-register for the event via or by phone at 225-387-2464.