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

Justin Gras

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 4, 2017
1. Justin Gras Marker
Inscription. Opened in 1895, Justin Gras Grocery and Liquor here once stood as Shreveport's largest retail grocery business. Famous for saying "What is good for Shreveport is good for me," Gras gave to numerous causes, including a $2.3 million endowment to create what is today The Community Foundation of North Louisiana. The philanthropic legacy of Justin and Eugenie Gras continues today from this endowment to make our community a more vibrant place to live.
 
Erected by Community Foundation of North Louisiana.
 
Location. 32° 30.653′ N, 93° 45.134′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Texas Street (U.S. 79/80) and Common Street, on the right when traveling east on Texas Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shreveport LA 71101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Confederate Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caddo Parish Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hutchinson Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shreve Memorial Library
Justin Gras Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 4, 2017
2. Justin Gras Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); CNB Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Turning to the Right (approx. 0.3 miles away); First City Market (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Community Foundation Erects Historic Marker Honoring Notable Philanthropist, Justin Gras. (Submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Justin Vincent Gras at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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