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Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

First City Market

Historic Site

 

— Shreveport —

 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 4, 2017
1. First City Market Marker
Inscription.  In 1836 Market Street was designated the site of the city market. From 1850 to 1872 the Market House was located in the middle of Market Street from Texas Street north to the alley. On October 4, 1890 Shreveport's electric streetcar service, the first in Louisiana, was inaugurated at the intersection of Texas and Market.
 
Erected by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is October 4, 1890.
 
Location. 32° 30.866′ N, 93° 44.87′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (U.S. 71) and Texas Street (U.S. 79/80), on the right when traveling north on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shreveport LA 71101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old CNB Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Turning to the Right (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); CNB Building (about 400 feet away); Cane & Bennett's Trading Post
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 4, 2017
2. First City Market Marker
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(about 400 feet away); The Pardon (about 500 feet away); Harrison Building (about 500 feet away); Chamber Plaza (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Chamber Plaza (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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