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

Allendale Fire

Historic Site

 

Shreveport

 
Allendale Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
1. Allendale Fire Marker
Inscription.  
At this location, on Sept. 4, 1925, the most disatrous [sic] fire in Shreveport's history erupted when a hot water heater exploded. Although Fire Station No. 4 was located across the street, a broken water main rendered it helpless to fight the blaze. Between 9 PM on the 4th and 6 AM on Sept. 5, 1925 a total of 9 city blocks and 194 homes were lost. Although many were homeless, no lives were lost.
 
Location. 32° 30.541′ N, 93° 45.772′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Garden Street near South Peirre Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shreveport LA 71103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sprague Street Row (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Paul's Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Jewish Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Oakland Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Mr. Brooks (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Oakland Cemetery (approx. half a mile away);
Allendale Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
2. Allendale Fire Marker
Logan Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Olgilvie-Wiener House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Fire Station No. 4, mentioned in marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
3. Fire Station No. 4, mentioned in marker
Fire Station No. 4, that is mentioned in marker text is located directly across the street from marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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