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

Pine Wold

Historic Site

 

— Shreveport —

 
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By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
1. Pine Wold Marker
Inscription.  Begun in 1903 by lumberman T.M. Jones. Remodeled to present appearance 1919 by oilman J.P. Evans. Architect Ed Neild, Sr. used its interior moldings as models for White House under President Truman. Property originally part of Mighty Haag Circus wintering grounds. Circus elephant Trilby buried somewhere on site.
 
Erected by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 32° 29.06′ N, 93° 44.99′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and Kirby Place, on the right when traveling north on Fairfield Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2745 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. Trimble House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Files House (about 600 feet away); Walker House (about
Pine Wold house and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
2. Pine Wold house and marker.
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800 feet away); Robinson Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thornhill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bliss-Hoyer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moore House (approx. ¼ mile 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.
 
The Pine Wold house. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
3. The Pine Wold house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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