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Posted on: November 18, 2021

SML Genealogy Department presents “Historic Homes of the Past in Downtown Shreveport” November 30

SML Genealogy Department presents “Historic Homes of the Past in Downtown Shreveport” November 30

The public is invited to come and hear a piece of Shreveport’s history that speaks of homes in downtown Shreveport and the families who lived in them. The program will take place at Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch, located at 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, on Tuesday, November 30 at 4:00 p.m. Registration, masks and social distancing are required. The program is free, and the community is encouraged to attend.

According to history, many Shreveport citizens lived in the downtown area or adjacent to it during the mid-1800s through the early 1900s. Many citizens called Cotton, Spring, Fannin, McNeill, Travis, Edwards, Commerce and Lake Street home. One of the houses of the period still stands today. The Scofield Home, formally located at 304 McNeill Street and built by Colonel Robert H. Lindsay in 1872, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is known as Symphony House. The house was relocated to 2803 Woodlawn Street across from Centenary College in 1956.

On Tuesday, November 30, Shreve Memorial Library Genealogy staff member, Joe Slattery will recount the history of The Scofield Home and more than 30 other homes and families who lived in the downtown Shreveport area in the mid-1800s through the early 1900s. Slattery will also present photographs of the homes and give the names of their first owners. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Registration, face masks and social distancing are required. To register, please visit the Broadmoor Branch or call (318) 869-0120.

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