Locally Owned & Locally Loved
Meet the Owners
Circa 1857 is unlike any other antique store you've ever been to. Housed in a former 1920s drug store called Griffon's, Circa 1857 opened in 2000. Over the years, ownership has changed a couple of times and since 2016, it belongs to entrepreneurs and husbands Garrett J Kemp and Lucas Lognion. The two also own a gift shop in Downtown Baton Rouge called Brass.
Kemp purchased the business in the summer of 2016 at the mere age of 21. Prior, he had been working at the shop since his high school days in 2013. Luke and Garrett married in October of 2021 and have together run the business since. It should be mentioned that the couple has an adorable dachshund named Susan.
Circa 1857 has experienced bounds of growth since 2020. The duo changed the layout of the store and its inventory. Circa 1857 specializes in antiques primarily French and English antiques from the mid-1800s. Items are sourced from all over the world from auctions, estates, and other antique stores.