LSU School of Architecture Students Celebrate Laurel Street Fire Station and MidCity

Mid City Rendering

The 4th Year Architecture students cordially invite all members of the Baton Rouge community to kick off Fire Prevention Week with rekindle MIDCITY, a community potluck of food, stories and people on October 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Old Fire Station #1, 1801 Laurel Street in MidCity.

Under the guidance of Professor William Doran, the students have been working hard to put together this event as a way to celebrate the history of MidCity and the Baton Rouge Fire Department. They hope to share and enjoy everyone’s company and exhibit this site as a valuable public space. The event includes a potluck (feel free to bring food to share) and a display of history and photographs from the community. The public is welcome to bring old photographs of MidCity.

In attendance will be, Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden, Fire Chief Ed Smith, members of the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the Baton Rouge Metro Council, the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance and many other local business owners and residents.