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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Caddo Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Caddo Parish, LA (166) Bossier Parish, LA (39) De Soto Parish, LA (46) Red River Parish, LA (2) Miller County, AR (5) Cass County, TX (7) Harrison County, TX (49) Marion County, TX (42) Panola County, TX (20)  CaddoParish(166) Caddo Parish (166)  BossierParish(39) Bossier Parish (39)  DeSotoParish(46) De Soto Parish (46)  RedRiverParish(2) Red River Parish (2)  MillerCountyArkansas(5) Miller County (5)  CassCountyTexas(7) Cass County (7)  HarrisonCounty(49) Harrison County (49)  MarionCounty(42) Marion County (42)  PanolaCounty(20) Panola County (20)
Shreveport is the parish seat for Caddo Parish
Adjacent to Caddo Parish, Louisiana
      Bossier Parish (39)  
      De Soto Parish (46)  
      Red River Parish (2)  
      Miller County, Arkansas (5)  
      Cass County, Texas (7)  
      Harrison County, Texas (49)  
      Marion County, Texas (42)  
      Panola County, Texas (20)  
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1Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Belcher High School — 1921 - 1968
Grades 1-11 1921-1947 Grades 1-12 1948-1955 Grades 1-8 1956-1969 Dedicated to the Principals, Faculty and Students who made this school such a special part of our lives. This was education as it should be. Dedicated by the Friends of . . . Map (db m175303) HM
2Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Belcher Methodist Church
The property for Belcher Methodist Church was purchased in 1916 after over two years of fundraising. A white wood frame church was built that same year. In 1954 that structure was raised and a new brick church was built. Several men in the . . . Map (db m175189) HM
3Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Belcher Mound — Historic Site
A Caddo mound and village dating between approximately 1450 & 1650 A.D. were located northeast of Belcher. The mound consisted of a series of platforms that contained houses or meeting places for the village leaders. The houses were burned . . . Map (db m87132) HM
4Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Belcher Presbyterian Church — Historic Site
Belcher Presbyterian Church was organized on July 18, 1897, as the Red River Presbyterian Church. The congregation met in a vacant store building on Rush Point Plantation where services were held until 1900, when a one room frame building was . . . Map (db m87130) HM
5Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Caddo Indian Dugout Canoe — ca. A.D. 1299-1413 — Historic Site —
A Caddo dugout canoe from the Middle Caddo period (ca. A.D. 1200-1500) was found in the bank of the Red River on Kavanaugh family property near this location in June of 2017 by Jenna Bradley and Robert Cornett. The canoe was recovered from the river . . . Map (db m174857) HM
6Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Caddo Indian Dugout Canoe — ca.A.D.1025-1260 — Historic Site —
A Caddo Indian dugout canoe dating to the early Caddo period (ca. A.D. 900-1200) was found in the bank of the Red River on the North family property near this location in August of 1983. A section of the canoe was discovered protruding from the . . . Map (db m175579) HM
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7Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Cedar Bluff Ferry — Historic Site
Cedar Bluff Ferry was one of the ferries on the Red River between Bossier and Caddo Parishes in the 19th and early 20th century. It operated until the early 1950s when a bridge was built to the north for Highway 2. It ran from Cedar Bluff in Bossier . . . Map (db m87160) HM
8Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — First State Bank of Belcher — Historic Site
The First State bank of Belcher was organized in 1913. The present brick building was designed by the architect Edward F. Neild of Shreveport and built in 1924. The First State Bank later became Caddo Trust & Savings Bank the Belcher Masonic Lodge . . . Map (db m87128) HM
9Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Horseshoe Bayou Bridge On LA. 530 — Historic Site
Built in 1915, the one lane bridge is one of the earliest examples in Louisiana of an all-concrete structure. Unique characteristics give it a coherent, monolithic appearance. The reinforced concrete superstructure consists of a concrete deck on two . . . Map (db m175070) HM
10Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — J.W. Lynn Plantation Commissary
Ca. 1922 a country store was moved from Myrtis, La to this location to serve as the new commissary for the J.W. Lynn Plantation. At it's peak over 300 hundred families lived and worked on the plantation, with the commissary serving as the general . . . Map (db m174856) HM
11Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton — Historic Site
During the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, the U.S. Army and Air Corps divided itself into two opposing armies for practice for possible war in Europe. Among the noted commanders in the maneuvers, was General George S. Patton. His mechanized armored . . . Map (db m87133) HM
12Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Lynn Plantation — Historic Site
The plantation was established in 1914 by James Wiley Lynn with the purchase of property from the Cavett family. The plantation home, the cotton gin and the blacksmith shop were built by Mr. Lynn in 1928. The renovated dogtrot style home, the barn . . . Map (db m87159) HM
13Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Minnie Clyde Dixon Connell — 1901-1998 — Historic Site —
Clyde Connell, an internationally-known artist named for Scotland's River Clyde, was born and raised in a large household in Belcher on the Dixon Plantation. These early life experiences are reflected in her art. A self-taught painter and sculptor, . . . Map (db m174932) HM
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14Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Belcher — Ruben T. Glassell House — Historic Site
The original house was built in 1899 by Ruben T. Glassell, a planter, and his wife Vyvian. It faced west and had a center hall in the dogtrot style. The house was enlarged about ten years later with the addition of a new roof, interior columns, . . . Map (db m175072) HM
15Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Dixie — Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church — 1889 — Historic Site —
Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church was started in a house on the back of the Corner Place in Dixie, Louisiana. The first prayer meeting and a revival was held there in late 1889. Led by Rev. Eddie Moore, Pastor. Cornerstone Church congregation . . . Map (db m175731) HM
16Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Dixie — Dickson Plantation Home — "Woodlawn" — 1849 —
Typical of the large river plantations of the mid-nineteenth century, land was owned on both the Caddo and Bossier sides of the Red River. Beginning in 1849 Woodlawn was successively owned by several large land owners of the region, the A.D. Palmer . . . Map (db m196110) HM
17Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Dixie — Dixie Presbyterian Church — Historic Site —
The church began in 1902 as the Presbyterian -Methodist Church of Dixie as a result of an agreement between the minister, Mr. Ziegler and Mr. Ivey, who donated the land on North Road for the church. In 1904 the Red River Presbytery organized the . . . Map (db m175732) HM
18Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Dixie — Killarney Farm — Historic Site —
Killarney was built by James Stuart Douglas in 1920 and designed by Edward F. Neild, a prominent Shreveport architect in the firm C. E. Olschner Architect Assoc. This is one of the first homes designed by Mr. Neild. Mr. Douglas was a planter, civic . . . Map (db m175663) HM
19Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Dixie — North Plantation — Historic Site
The W.H. North Plantation dates back to 1886. The original home was moved with mules and wagons from the bank of Red River in 1903 to the present site on Cottonwood Bayou. After being destroyed by fire in 1923, the home was rebuilt on the original . . . Map (db m175850) HM
20Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Gilliam — Caddo Prairie Crossroads — 1820s - 1840s
Just to the north of Herndon Middle Magnet School is one of the most historic regions in north Caddo Parish. During the early decades of the 19th century it was a crossroads of navigable bayous, a Caddo Indian Trail, an early road which settlers . . . Map (db m174348) HM
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21Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Gilliam — Gilliam Louisiana
The village is named for R.L. "Bob” Gilliam who owned property from which he donated right-of-way for the T.S. & N. Railroad which ran from Texarkana to Shreveport. The understanding was that the railroad would establish a depot on the banks of Red . . . Map (db m174855) HM
22Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Gilliam — Gilliam United Methodist Church — Historic Site
The first worship services in Gilliam were held in a railroad box car. In 1902 Gilliam Methodist Episcopal Church, South was built across Red Bayou north of the present church. That building was destroyed in the storm of 1908, along with all but one . . . Map (db m174465) HM
23Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Gilliam — Justice Chapel Baptist Church — Historic Site
The Justice Chapel Baptist Church was organized in 1894 under the leadership of Rev. C.J. Justice and Brother Willie Davenport and his wife. Other leaders in this early church were Rev. Eddie Moore, Brother Eddy Green, Brother Frank Cook, Mathis . . . Map (db m174630) HM
24Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Gilliam — Linda Lay Memorial — Baptist Church — Historic Site —
Organized June 6, 1919, with 12 charter members, and named in honor of Mrs. Linda Lay who had been instrumental in the development of the spiritual life in the town. Constructed in 1920, dedication of the building was held on August 14, 1921. The . . . Map (db m174628) HM
25Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Gilliam — Reuben Thom Douglas Home — All's Well Farm — Historic Site 1910 —
The home was built circa 1910 by Reuben Douglas and his wife, Lucy Parsons, after the Gilliam 1908 storm destroyed their first home. Reuben, one of the early landowners in the area, purchased 800 acres in 1900, which he named All's Well Farm. Reuben . . . Map (db m174463) HM
26Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Gilliam — Town of Gilliam
Home of the Sunflower Festival and Red River Crossroads Museum After R.L. Gilliam donated property in 1898 for the railroad depot, the area was officially founded and named Gilliam. An article published in the Shreveport Times on . . . Map (db m174227) HM
27Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Gilliam — TS&N/T&P Railroad
From the mid-1890's to the early 1970's the Texarkana, Shreveport & Natchez/Texas & Pacific Railroads served the economic and personal needs of northeast Caddo Parish along a roadbed at this site. While the railroad was being built during the 1890's . . . Map (db m174224) HM
28Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Hosston — Hosston Methodist Church — Historic Sie
On June 23, 1912, twelve charter members organized the Hosston Methodist Church. At first they worshiped at the Baptist Church then in 1916 built a white wood frame church which faced east on this spot. In 1940 as the membership grew two porches . . . Map (db m173876) HM
29Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Hosston — Hosston Post Office
The Hosston Post Office was established on May 27, 1901. The first Hosston Postmaster was Dee R. Allen who served from May 27, 1901 - March 16, 1908, and the last Postmaster was Charles V. Giles who served from June 3, 1966 - December 31, 2004. The . . . Map (db m174037) HM
30Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Hosston — The Adams-Fuller House — Circa 1878 — Historic Site —
The house was built around 1878 and occupied by the William Adams family. James Patrick Fuller and his wife Gertie McKinney Fuller purchased the house in 1919. Their family included daughters Pattie Mae and Audrie, who was born in the house in 1920. . . . Map (db m173921) HM
31Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Ida — Ida Lousiana
Settlement in the Ida area began before 1840, with increasing numbers coming from the East after the Civil War. They came by ox-drawn wagons or by steamboat. Earliest permanent settlers were Readrick Kelly, Chesley Green Williams, the Munnerlyn . . . Map (db m173788) HM
32Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Ida — Ida Post Office Building
This building was erected in 1923 by W.C. Reynolds, an early Postmaster in Ida. It was the location for the Ida Post Office from 1923 until 1962. Following this period, the building was a carpenter shop of J.E. Richardson. In 1997 the building . . . Map (db m173786) HM
33Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Keithville — Keithville Methodist Church — Historic Site — Caddo —
Built 1903-04. Constructed by Tom Hudnall. Dedicated Oct. 16, 1904. Bell came from Teer family plantation, Coushatta, Louisiana.Map (db m176072) HM
34Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Mooringsport — The Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge — at Mooringsport, Louisiana
In 1914, as modes of transportation progressed, the Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge at Mooringsport was built to replace the ferry. The Midland Bridge Company of Kansas City Missouri built the bridge under authority of the Caddo Parish Police Jury. . . . Map (db m205847) HM
35Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Oil City — Boom or Bust Byway — 1969 Louisana State Oil & Gas Museum — Oil City, Louisiana —
Formally known as the town of Ananias, Oil City was founded as a whistle stop along the Kansas City Southern Railroad. Early on, most settlers were fishermen, trappers, and farmers. Others took part in the timber industry, and another group . . . Map (db m170202) HM
36Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Oil City — Caddo Lake
Before white men came to the area, North Caddo was the rich forestland of the Kadohadacho, or Caddo, Indians. In 1904, the first oil well in North Louisiana was drilled. The resulting "Oil Rush" brought hysteria to the once peaceful and serene . . . Map (db m169807) HM
37Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Oil City — First Over Water Oil Well
The world’s first over water oil well was completed in Caddo Lake in 1911. The Ferry Lake No. 1 was erected by Gulf Refining Co. The well bottomed at 2,185 feet and produced 450 barrels per day.Map (db m87158) HM
38Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Oil City — 340 — Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter
Blues singer from Mooringsport, La. (1888-1949). He played 12 string guitar on Shreveport’s Fannin St., sang his way out of prison, and became a folk hero with songs like “Goodnight Irene,” “Bourgeois Blues,” and “Midnight Special.”Map (db m139521) HM
39Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Oil City — Oil City
In the early 1900's this was a small logging community known as Ananies. In 1906, the first discovery oil well in the field, the Savage No. 1, was brought in. Around 1908 the name of the town was changed to Oil City, by 1910 the population had . . . Map (db m87161) HM
40Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Oil City — Trees City Office & Bank — Historic Site — Caddo —
Built 1910 at Trees, Louisiana. Moved to present site in 1983. Both Trees and Oil City are intimately associated with the oil boom of the early 1900s. Trees City was founded in 1909 by Trees Oil Company. Listed in National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m169898) HM
41Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Rodessa — Discovery-Rodessa Oil Field
United Gas Public Service Company, discovered the Rodessa Oil Field one mile west of this historical marker on July 7, 1935. Rodessa was a “Boom Town” a few weeks later. United’s L.L. Young No. 1, Lease 6875, Sec.21-23N-16W Rodessa Field Caddo . . . Map (db m128263) HM
42Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Rodessa — Frog Level — Later Rodessa "History"
Frog Level and Rodessa A town meeting was called in the 1800’s by Noah Tyson Sr., store owner, police juror and post master, to name their town. The frogs were hollering in a nearby pond. A man from Alabama jumped up and said, “Let’s name . . . Map (db m128259) HM
43Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Sentell — Cash Point Plantation — 1839 — Historic Site —
Typical of the large river plantation of the mid-nineteenth century, the 1,647 acres were located on both the Caddo and Bossier sides of the Red River. Beginning in 1839, Cash Point Plantation was successively owned by several large land owners of . . . Map (db m175958) HM
44Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Sentell — Cash Point School — A Rosenwald School — Historic Site —
The former Rosenwald School at Cash Point was built in 1923-24 for a cost of $2,300.00 as a two teacher frame school. The Rosenwald Fund was developed by Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Company, and educator, Booker T. Washington in . . . Map (db m175959) HM
45Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Sentell — Cash Point-Gold Point-Buckhall Plantations — 1839 — Historic Site —
Three historic plantations, Cash Point, Gold Point, and Buckhall Plantations, date back to 1839, when they were purchased by James Belton Pickett, Paulina de Graffenried, and James Blair Gilmer. The Buckhall portion on the north and east side was . . . Map (db m175957) HM
46Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Sentell — Dixie Gin — Historic Site
The first cotton gin on this site was built by John M. Sentell circa 1895. It was a wooden structure painted red and known as The Red Gin. It burned and was replaced by the current structure circa 1933. In 1953 Lowry and Wash Sentell modernized the . . . Map (db m175852) HM
47Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Sentell — Mounds Plantation — Historic Site
The largest ceremonial center of the Caddo Indians in Louisiana, this site originally included seven mounds arranged around a large plaza. The Caddo Indians lived at this site between 900 and 1200 A.D.Map (db m175851) HM
48Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Sentell — Pickett Place Plantation — Historic Site
One of the many properties acquired by James Belton Pickett in the period following the succession of the Caddo Indian lands to the United States, c. 1837. Pickett, of South Carolina, came to this area c. 1836. He became one of the founders of . . . Map (db m175853) HM
49Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Sentell — Pittman Plantation Home — 1912 — Historic Site —
In 1899, the large landholdings of James Pickett, one of the founders of Shreveport, began a series of ownership changes. In 1912, Samuel S. Pittman and his wife, Pattie, purchased land in Section 14, formerly held by James Pickett. The house, built . . . Map (db m175956) HM
50Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — 418 — 3rd Caddo Courthouse
Parish Judge Washington Jenkins, on Nov. 4, 1840, sold his 2-story frame house to Caddo Parish for a courthouse. A jail replaced the kitchen. Courthouse was sold at foreclosure in 1855 at its own door.Map (db m138770) HM
51Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — 525 Spring Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m109773) HM
52Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — 530 Kirby Place — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built circa 1859 as a farm house. Probably Highland's oldest surviving house. Originally located at the present site of Creswell School.Map (db m143537) HM
53Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — A.C. Steere School — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built as Broadmoor School in 1929. Renamed in memory of Albert Coldwell Steere (1879-1930), influential businessman, philanthropist and real estate developer, and creator of Broadmoor area. Expanded 1938. Listed in National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m143801) HM
54Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Allendale Fire — Historic Site — Shreveport —
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 . . . Map (db m142907) HM
55Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — American Ex-Prisoners Of War — Non Solum Armis
Dedicated to all American Ex-Prisoners of War Living and DeceasedMap (db m169187) WM
56Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — 545 — Antioch Baptist Church — Reported missing
1057 Texas Avenue founded in 1866. Oldest Black Baptist Church in Shreveport. Built Present location in 1903. Romanesque Revival Style, by noted Architect N. S. AllenMap (db m180320) HM
57Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Austin Place Houses — Historic Site — Shreveport —
752, The Hauser House, built 1867, remodelled c.1880. 754-56, The Cooke House, built c.1870. 758, The Dalzell House, built c.1870, was once rectory of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Austin Place was originally known as Christian Street.Map (db m140833) HM
58Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Barret Place — Historic Site — Shreveport —
House built 1908 by Lt. Governor Thomas Charles Barett on property purchased by his father in 1866. Acquired by Mr. & Mrs. William M. Barett in 1938.Map (db m143030) HM
59Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Beyond a Reasonable Doubt — Film Location
When the Caddo Parish Courthouse was built in 1926 it was the third one erected on this same plot of land and cost $1,2500,000. At the time of its dedication on April 21, 1928 it was debt free, paid for by taxpayers with a five year . . . Map (db m139869) HM
60Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — 279 — Bishop Leonidas Polk
Conducted First Episcopal Service in Shreveport March 24, 1839. St. Paul's Church Formed 1845. Renamed Grace Church 1851. Renamed St. Mark's 1859. St. Mark's Relocated 1954. Holy Cross Organized 1954.Map (db m139948) HM
61Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Bliss-Hoyer House — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1912 for planter Abel Bliss and wife Nettie Later home to the Hoyer family. Ewald Max Hoyer was first Mayor of Bossier City (1907) but resided in Shreveport afterward. Hugo Hoyer established Centuries Memorial Park. The house was later the . . . Map (db m138825) HM
62Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — C.E. Byrd High School — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1925 as New Shreveport High School. Re-named 1926 in memory of prominent local educator Dr. Clifton Ellis Byrd, who laid the building's cornerstone. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1991.Map (db m143741) HM
63Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Caddo Parish Courthouse
Third Courthouse to occupy site since 1860. First Courthouse on site served as Louisiana's Confederate Statehouse during Civil War. Present Courthouse designed by Neild & Somdal architectural firm. Built 1926-28. Served as model for numerous other . . . Map (db m109764) HM
64Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Calanthean Temple — Historic Site — 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 . . . Map (db m141014) HM
65Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Cane & Bennett's Trading Post
Near this site stood the trading post of James H. Cane and William S. Bennett. The first business building in what later became Shreveport. Built before 1852 at this place, then known as Cane & Bennett's Bluff, it was for many years the center of . . . Map (db m109745) HM
66Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — 184 — Centenary College of Louisiana
Founded 1825 at Jackson, La., by the State of Louisiana, the college was transferred to the Methodist Church in 1845. Relocated at Shreveport in 1908. Centenary is the oldest privately operated liberal arts college west of the Mississippi.Map (db m142362) HM
67Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Central School — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1917 as Central Colored High School. Later a Junior High School and today an Elementary School. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1991.Map (db m142859) HM
68Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Central Station — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1910 for Arkansas-St. Louis-Southwestern Railroad. Only surviving passenger railroad terminal in city built prior to WWI. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1991.Map (db m109775) HM
69Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Chamber Plaza — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1922, under the administration of Mayor John McWilliams Ford, to house Shreve Memorial Library. Designed by J. P. Annan in style of Roman Villa. Remained in use as central public library for over half a century.Map (db m139538) HM
70Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Chamber Plaza
Built 1922, under the administration of Mayor John McWilliams Ford to house Shreve Memorial Library. Designed by J. P. Annan in style of Roman Villa. Remained in use as Central Public Library for over half a century.Map (db m139864) HM
71Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Christian-Hamel House — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built c.1883 at corner of Christian and Jewell Streets, opposite Oakland Cemetery. Moved from that site in 1976. Important example of Queen Anne cottage architecture.Map (db m140480) HM
72Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — CNB Building — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1940. Designed by architects McKim, Mead and White of New York City in association with Samuel G. Wiener of Shreveport. Interior lobby contains original murals depicting history of Shreveport. Vault originally made for Bank of Tokyo; WWII . . . Map (db m109749) HM
73Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Coates Bluff
Two blocks east is site of Coates Bluff settlement and homes of early area settlers Larkin Edwards, c.1803, James Coates, c.1817, and John McLeod, c.1835. The first local post office was located here in April, 1838.Map (db m105311) HM
74Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Commemorating First Oil Well in Caddo Parish, LA
Gas was first discovered in Caddo Parish in 1870 in a water well drilled for an ice plant located between Market and Edwards Streets in Shreveport. First leasing activity for oil was begun in 1904 by Judge S.C. Fullilove, D.C. Richardson and I.G. . . . Map (db m109738) HM
75Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — 249 — Confederate Navy Yard
One block west near mouth of Cross Bayou at Red River the ironclad Missouri and ram Webb built. Missouri armored with railroad iron, In 1863 Webb fought U.S.S. Indianola near Vicksburg. Missouri was surrendered . . . Map (db m139539) HM
76Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Cross Bayou — Historic Site — Shreveport —
One of Shreveport's most historic waterways, Cross Bayou is spanned by the old KCS Railroad Bridge, one of only two surviving examples of the Waddell A-Truss bridge design in America. On the south bank of Cross Bayou was the Confederate Navy Yard . . . Map (db m139540) HM
77Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Davidson House — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1899. Long the home of local historian Max Bradbury. One of the finest remaining Victorian homes in the area.Map (db m142698) HM
78Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — 342 — Dodd College
Private liberal arts junior college for girls, 1927-1942. Founded by Dr. M.E. Dodd, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Shreveport. Two original buildings now part of First Baptist Church. President's Home located at 601 Ockley Drive.Map (db m140561) HM
79Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Dodd House — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Now called "Medjoy". Built 1929 as Dodd College President's Residence. Dodd College, named for its founder Dr. M.E. Dodd, operated 1926-1942. This house was Dr. Dodd's residence for many years, Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, . . . Map (db m143799) HM
80Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Eglin House — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1900 by grandfather of Governor John McKeithen. Purchased from the McKeithen family by Dr. & Mrs. W.M. Adams. The Adams' daughter, Alverne, married Governor Jimmie Davis here.Map (db m142363) HM
81Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Elvis Presley
"Ladies and gentlemen, you've never heard of this young man before, but one day you'll be able to tell your children that you heard musical history made tonight." With these prophetic words Elvis Presley was introduced to the country from . . . Map (db m141033) HM
82Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Files House — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1921 by prominent attorney John Bennett Files. Designed by noted Shreveport architect Edward Fairfax Neild, Mr. Files’ son-in-law. Outstanding example of pure Mediterranean Revival Style.Map (db m138878) HM
83Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — First City Market — Historic Site — Shreveport —
In 1836 Market Street was designated the site of the city market. From 1850 to 1872 the Market House was located in the middle of Market Street from Texas Street north to the alley. On October 4, 1890 Shreveport's electric streetcar service, the . . . Map (db m109761) HM
84Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — First Commercial Use of Natural Gas in Louisiana
In 1870, natural gas and water gushed from a 961 ft. water well drilled near this spot by American Well Works for Shreveport Ice Mfg. Co. The gas was used to light the plant and is the first documented commercial use of natural gas in . . . Map (db m202806) HM
85Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — First Jewish Cemetery — Historic Site — Shreveport —
The Hebrew Benevolent Assn. of Shreveport purchased a quarter acre of Oakland Cemetery from the city in July, 1858. The resulting Jewish cemetery was Shreveport's first and Louisiana's fifth. This cemetery was used exclusively from 1858-1886 and . . . Map (db m139944) HM
86Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — First Presbyterian Church — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Founded 1845, present sanctuary built 1925, Designed by architectural firm of Jones, Roessle, Olschner and Wiener. Chapel adjoining buildings added later. Unusual curved pews are a noteworthy feature of the sanctuary.Map (db m142857) HM
87Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — First Shriners Hospital
On this site a dedicated group of men from the Shriners International Fraternity began the legacy of providing free healthcare services to children by opening the world's First Shriners Hospital on September 16th, 1922.This plaque placed . . . Map (db m139908) HM
88Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church operated as a station church on the Greenwood-Shreveport Circuit from the 1830s and established its first building in 1845 on Market Street between Travis and Fannin. The congregation moved to this location at the "Head . . . Map (db m109769) HM
89Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Fort Humbug
Formerly Fort Turnbull, built by the Confederates to defend Shreveport, then capital of Louisiana. In 1864, charred logs simulating cannon were used to deter Union forces from attacking.Map (db m105309) HM
90Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Fort Turnbull
This marks the site of Fort Turnbull one of the eighteen batteries and four forts which formed the Confederate defenses of Shreveport 1864 – 1865Map (db m105333) HM
91Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Gen. E. Kirby Smith Residence
912 Commerce Street, 80 feet south of this corner, site of the Benjamin L. Hodge home, where Gen. Smith lived 1863–65 while Commander of Trans-Miss. Dept. CSA. Built 1848, demolished 1960. Originally home of La. Supreme Court Judge Thomas T. . . . Map (db m115450) HM
92Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Green's Alley — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Possibly named for John Grange Green, pioneer Shreveport property owner and friend of Capt. Shreve, or for Dr. William Mercer Green, who was killed in a duel in this alley, just north of Texas Street, in 1849. South of Texas St. the alley is called . . . Map (db m109743) HM
93Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Greenwood Cemetery
Welcome to Greenwood Cemetery the second oldest cemetery in the city of Shreveport, opened in 1892. The natural beauty of its seventy two acres is only the beginning of an amazing story at the edge of the frontier of American history. From the . . . Map (db m169142) HM
94Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Harrison Building — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built by Martin Tally about 1865. Known as the Smith Building from 1870. Extensively remodelled 1897. Served as first Federal Courthouse of Shreveport 1881-1887. Later home to Eliott Electric Company and Harrison Tobacco Company.Map (db m109772) HM
95Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Hawthorne House — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1910 by lumberman Charles Hawthorne. Girlhood home of his daughter Beatrice Hawthorne Moore (1898-1990), first woman ever elected to the State House of Representatives (1940) and second woman ever elected to the Legislature. Also first woman . . . Map (db m143016) HM
96Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Henry Watkins Allen / Battery 10
This marks the site of the former home of Henry Watkins Allen Civil War Governor of Louisiana. 1864-1865 Also the site of Battery 10 one of the eighteen batteries and four forts which formed the Confederate defenses of Shreveport. . . . Map (db m178309) HM
97Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Highland Hospital — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1917 on site occupied by a defensive cannon battery during Civil War. Highland Hospital occupied these buildings until 1991. Hospital part is oldest remaining hospital structure in Shreveport.Map (db m138818) HM
98Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — 387 — Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Established in 1856, Holy Trinity was moved to this site in 1858. Five of its priests lost their lives treating the victims of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1873. The present church, in Romanesque Revival style, was built in 1896.Map (db m168349) HM
99Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Huey P. Long House — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built in 1924 for Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana 1928-1932. Long's initials "H.P.L." are incorporated into the cast iron balcony above the front entrance. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1991.Map (db m143720) HM
100Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Shreveport — Hutchinson Building — Historic Site — Shreveport —
Built 1910 to house Hutchinson Bros. Department Store. Has exceptional terra cotta detaining on front. Original plans called for a four story building, but was increased to six by contractor, who failed to meet deadline for completion.Map (db m109767) HM

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