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

Thornhill

Historic Site

 

Shreveport

 
Thornhill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
1. Thornhill Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1856 by Aaron B. Levisee for wife Persia Willis. Named for her family home in Alabama. Surrounding estate was subdivided in 1874 giving name to neighborhood and street. Later home to Foster and Harvey families. Builder Levisee was a noted jurist, author, and statesman.
 
Erected by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
 
Location. 32° 29.19′ N, 93° 44.887′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Thornhill Avenue and Robinson Place, on the right when traveling north on Thornhill Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 857 Robinson Place, Shreveport LA 71104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bliss-Hoyer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Robinson Place (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Josh Logan Home (about 500 feet away); Walker House (about 500 feet away); Files House (about 500 feet away); Trimble House (about 700
View north on Thornhill Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
2. View north on Thornhill Avenue
feet away); Barret Place (about 700 feet away); Pine Wold (approx. 0.2 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.
 
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Thornhill Marker and home. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
3. Thornhill Marker and home.
Judge Aaron Burton Levisee (1821-1907) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Judge Aaron Burton Levisee (1821-1907)
Returned to Louisiana in 1854 to open a legal practice in Shreveport. Built "Thornhill," his estate near Shreveport, presenting it to his first wife, Statina Persia Levisee (nee Willis), in 1856 (she had grown up at "Thornhill" plantation in Alabama).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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