Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
— Shreveport —
Built 1923 by the Court of Calanthe, an early African-American woman's organization. Served as the Court of Calanthe's headquarters for many years as well as housing the offices of Black professionals. Roof Garden at top of building was used for dances, Mardi Gras balls and other events.
Erected by Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
Location. 32° 30.313′ N, 93° 45.184′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Texas Street (U.S. 80/79) west of Austin Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Austin Place Houses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christian-Hamel House (about 400 feet away); Olgilvie-Wiener House (about 500 feet away); Logan Mansion (about 600 feet away); Thief (TV Series) (about 800 feet away); Bishop Leonidas Polk (about 800 feet away); James Burton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elvis Presley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
Categories. African Americans • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women •
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.