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Historic Louisiana located in Pike County, Missouri

Tour and photograph the historic buildings and communities of Pike County, Missouri. See the Mississippi River, wildlife and the many historic homes and buildings.

Over 54 buildings in the downtown area of Louisiana are considered “the most intact Victorian Streetscape in the state of Missouri.” Architectural styles include Italianate, Greek Revival, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals and cover the period from 1825-1949. This business area is referred to as the Georgia Street Historic District.

A view of some of the historic downtown storefronts.

The Louisiana Area Historical Museum, located in the Georgia Street Historic District, houses artifacts and memorabilia from the town and the region’s past including items covering the Stark Bros. Nurseries, the WWII era, Hercules, Missouri Ordinance Works, old toys, antique dolls, a collection of lady’s hats, a cast iron stove, military uniforms, and railroad artifacts.

The city is also known for the North Third Street Historic District. This residential area contains some of the oldest houses in Louisiana.

A view of some of the impressive historic homes located in the City of Louisiana.

The city has a passion for its history and architecture. Residents of the city’s historic districts show off some of their most beloved properties during scheduled home tours. These home tours offer visitors a chance to see more than a dozen of Louisiana’s finest Federal and early Victorian mansions.

Pike County, Missouri has over 1,500 cemeteries in its boundaries, offering good exercise and valuable lesson in history of the county for those inclined to walk through them. They reveal hints into the past and aid in genealogical research. Many are open to the pubic and have headstones dating back to the 1700’s. Maps are available at the Louisiana Public Library at the PCGS website.