Louisiana Realtors buys property for HQ

Louisiana Realtors has completed the purchase of a home at 821 Main St. that will become their new downtown Baton Rouge headquarters.

The Realtors bought the property from The Harmony Center Inc. for $675,000 in a deal that was filed Thursday with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s office.

The organization had planned to demolish the home, which was built in 1922, and build its new offices on the site. Those plans drew opposition from the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. The Realtors group decided instead to make extensive renovations to the property, including adding a new building in the back which matches with the existing front.

Once the work is completed in early 2016, the offices will be about 8,000 square feet.

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