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Historic Central High School, Shreveport

 

SHREVEPORT HISTORIC SITES


Central High School
DESCRIPTION: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the school was originally built in 1917 as Central Colored High School, and was later changed to a junior high and now elementary school.  The school also served as Caddo Parish’s first high school and the first brick school for black students

ADDRESS: 1627 Weinstock Street  MAP

Calanthean Temple
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1923 by the Court of Calanthe, an early Black woman’s organization, and served as the Court’s headquarters as well as offering offices for Black professionals for many years; the rooftop garden was used for dances, Mardi Gras balls and other events

ADDRESS: 1000 block of Texas Avenue  MAP

End of the Confederate Monument
DESCRIPTION: Located on Court House Square, this monument commemorates the lowering of the last Confederate flag on this spot in June 1865

ADDRESS: 500 Texas Street  MAP

Municipal Auditorium
DESCRIPTION: Completed in 1929, the auditorium is considered to be the finest example of Art Deco brickwork in the state, and is listed on the national Register of Historic Places; legendary entertainers to perform there include B.B. King, James Brown, Bobbie “Blue” Bland, Aretha Franklin during their Chitlin Circuit days; today the auditorium hosts a variety of concert performances including, Blues, Rock, Pop and Country

ADDRESS: 705 Elvis Presley Blvd  MAP

PHONE: 318-673-5100
 
Texas Avenue
DESCRIPTION: A preserved commercial block, formally known as “The Avenue”, dating from 1899 and 1917 that once had Black, Jewish, Chinese and Arab merchants; today it is home to historic churches, turn-of-the-century buildings and businesses; the 800 to 1000 block was once the business center and local social point for Shreveport’s Blacks and those in the surrounding communities

ADDRESS: Texas Avenue from Common Street to Lawrence Street  MAP

Johnnie Cochran’s Boyhood Home
DESCRIPTION: Prior to moving to Los Angeles; famed attorney Johnnie spent his pre-teen years being raised here; no visitors

ADDRESS: 1933 Milam Street  MAP

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