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

Highland Hospital

Historic Site

 

Shreveport

 
Highland Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
1. Highland Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Built 1917 on site occupied by a defensive cannon battery during Civil War. Highland Hospital occupied these buildings until 1991. Hospital part is oldest remaining hospital structure in Shreveport.
 
Erected by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
 
Location. 32° 30.153′ N, 93° 44.352′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Highland Avenue south of Marshall Street, on the right when traveling south. Located next to the Brentwood Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1006 Highland Avenue, 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. This Marks the Site of Battery 5 (a few steps from this marker); This Marks the Site of Battery 4 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Noel Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pleasant Hall (approx. half a mile away); Sewall House (approx. half a mile away); This Marks the Site of Battery 3 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Central Station (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
 
More about this marker. The Highland Area Partnership of Shreveport spearheaded the effort to place the signs. Bob Marak designed the signs, the Shreveport City sign shop produced them, Eric J. Brock (historian in Shreveport) wrote the texts. This marker program was sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and was coordinated by Eric J. Brock, local historian, and Robert J. Marak The project included many historic sites already marked by the state of Louisiana and resulted in 142 markers placed in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
 
Regarding Highland Hospital.
Highland Hospital Marker to right of near-parked white car. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
2. Highland Hospital Marker to right of near-parked white car.
Monument to Civil War Battery can be seen in foreground.
The older part of the Highland Hospital, before its expansion some 30-years ago, was the part that served as a general hospital and is somewhat smaller than the newer facility. The newer facility is now operated by Brentwood a 200-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility serving Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas for more than 33 years.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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