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

Walker House

Historic Site

 

— Shreveport —

 
Walker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
1. Walker House Marker
Inscription.  Built 1923 by prominent attorney Henry Clay Walker, Jr. Later residence of Coca Cola bottler Zehntner Biedenharn. Housed State Missionary Headquarters of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1961-1975. Architects: Maritz & Young of St. Louis, Mo.
 
Erected by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 29.186′ N, 93° 44.986′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Fairfield Avenue south of Robinson Place, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2610 Fairfield Avenue, 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. Robinson Place (a few steps from this marker); Files House (within shouting distance of this marker); Trimble House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bliss-Hoyer House (about 400 feet away); Barret Place (about 500 feet away);
The Walker House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
2. The Walker House
Thornhill (about 500 feet away); Josh Logan Home (about 700 feet away); Pine Wold (about 800 feet 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.
 
Additional keywords. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mormonism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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