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

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Released 2008

 

— Film Location —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
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Inscription.  
The land the Scottish Rite Temple was purchased for $17,000 on September 16, 1913. The building measures approximately 133 feet by 111 feet and surprisingly, only cost $186,477.28 to construct. It houses a three-story theater, library, and kitchen among other rooms. In 2008, Director Oliver Stone used the Scottish Rite to portray the White House in the movie W starring Josh Brolin. The portrayal of George W. Bush's life was only in production for 46 days and was filmed sequentially, which is extremely unusual. The building was also seen in Kevin Costner's film, Mr. Brooks as the site of the "Man of the Year Banquet."
 
Erected by Shrevport-Bossier Film.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #43 George W. Bush series list.
 
Location. 32° 30.497′ N, 93° 44.997′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Common
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August 30, 2019
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Street (Louisiana Route 3036) and Cotton Street, on the right when traveling north on Common Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 705 Cotton Street, 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. Scottish Rite Cathedral (here, next to this marker); Texas Avenue Row (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soul Men (about 600 feet away); Jefferson Hotel (about 600 feet away); Strand Theatre (about 600 feet away); Old Municipal Building (about 700 feet away); Bishop Leonidas Polk (about 700 feet away); Thief (TV Series) (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
 
Also see . . .  Shreveport Caddo Film. (Submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   2. submitted on September 21, 2019.
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