Shreve Memorial Library - Shreveport Louisiana
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N 32° 30.785 W 093° 44.985
15S E 429578 N 3597557
Quick Description: Shreve Memorial Library is located in downtown Shreveport.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 6:15:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM3796
“Built 1911 as Federal Court House and Post Office, expanded in 1931. Remained in use as federal Building until 1972. Has housed Shreve Memorial Library’s central branch since 1970s. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1974, when Interior remodeled to accommodate the library.”
It shall be noted that this library is in memorial to Captain Henry Miller Shreve to whom Shreveport got its name. He was responsible for clearing the Great Raft on the Red River in 1883 that let steamboat traffic start into this vicinity. He was involved in many things one of which was being Superintendent of Western Rivers of the United States from about 1828 to 1841. He was also one of the members of the Shreve Town Company from which Shreveport eventually emerged from.
This marker was put in place by joint efforts between the City of Shreveport, Bossier City, Caddo Parish, & Bossier Parish, which began in 1995 and ran for 12 years. The Highland Area Partnership of Shreveport spearheaded the effort in the first place. Bob Marak designed the signs, the Shreveport City sign shop produced them, Eric J. Brock (historian in Shreveport) wrote the texts. This marker program was sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and was coordinated by Eric J. Brock, local historian, and Robert J Marak The project included many historic sites already marked by the state of Louisiana and resulted in 142 markers placed in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
Marker Name: Shreve Memorial Library
Marker Type: Roadside
What does marker relate to?: Building
Year Erected or Date Dedicated: 1/1/1974
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