National Register Listings in
Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Antioch Baptist Church Antoine, C.C.,House B'Nai Zion Temple Bethune Junior-Senior High School Byrd, C. E., High School Caddo Lake Bridge Caspiana House Central Fire Station Central High School Central Railroad Station Crystal Grocery Davidson House Dodd College President's Home Dunn House Fair Park High School Fairfield Building, The Fairfield Historic District Fairfield Historic District (Boundary Increase) First Presbyterian Church Flesch House Flournoy-Wise House Forest Home Highland Historic District Highland Historic District (Boundary Increase) Holy Trinity Catholic Church Jacobs, Walter B. Jefferson Hotel Kansas City Southern Depot Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge, Cross Bayou Kings Highway Christian Church Lakeside Municipal Golf Course Lewis House Lindsay, Col. Robert H., House Line Avenue School Long, Huey P., House Louisiana State Exhibit Building Mason House Masonic Temple Mooringsport School Oakland Cemetery Ogilvie Hardware Company Building Oil City School Old Commercial National Bank Building Petroleum Tower Scottish Rite Cathedral Shreveport Commercial Historic District Shreveport Commercial Historic District (Boundary Increase and Decrease) Shreveport Commercial Historic District (Boundary Increase) Shreveport Fire Station #8 Shreveport Municipal Building Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium Shreveport Water Works Company, Pump Station Shreveport Woman's Department Club Building South Highlands Fire Station South Highlands Historic District St. Mark's Episcopal Church St. Paul's Bottoms St. Paul's Bottoms (Boundary Increase) Star Cemetery Steere, A. C., Elementary School Strand Theatre Tally's Bank Taylor Wholesale Grocers and Cotton Factors Warehouse-Lee Hardware Building Texas Avenue Buildings Thrasher House Trees City Office and Bank Building Trosper House U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Washington, Booker T., High School Wiener, Samuel, House Wile House Wray-Dickinson Building YMCA, Downtown Branch
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The Louisiana State Capitol building, located in Baton Rouge, is the tallest capitol building in the United States. It stands at 450 feet tall and has 34 floors.
Caddo Parish, located in the northwestern part of Louisiana, has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. It was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Caddo people, who left an indelible mark on the region. European settlers began to explore the area in the late 17th century, with the establishment of the French Louisiana colony.

In the early 19th century, the United States government acquired the Louisiana Territory from France through the Louisiana Purchase. As the area became American territory, Caddo Parish grew in importance as a center of trade and commerce. The Red River, which flows through the parish, played a crucial role in transportation and trade, leading to the establishment of river towns and plantations along its banks.

The Civil War had a significant impact on Caddo Parish. As part of the Confederacy, it experienced the effects of Union invasion and occupation. After the war, the region underwent a period of reconstruction and recovery. The advent of the railroad in the late 19th century brought further growth and prosperity to the area, connecting Caddo Parish to other parts of the country.

The 20th century brought numerous developments in Caddo Parish, including the discovery and exploitation of the region's oil and gas resources. This led to an economic boom and increased settlement in the area. Today, Caddo Parish continues to thrive as a major hub in northwest Louisiana, blending its rich history with modern amenities and institutions that serve its diverse population.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

  • 1835: Caddo Parish was established on March 1, as one of the original 19 parishes of the Territory of Louisiana.
  • 1838: Shreve Town was incorporated as the first town in the parish. It later became known as Shreveport.
  • 1851: The construction of the first courthouse in Caddo Parish was completed.
  • 1861-1865: Caddo Parish, like much of Louisiana, was greatly impacted by the American Civil War.
  • 1873: The City of Shreveport was officially incorporated.
  • 1924: The Caddo Parish Courthouse, known for its iconic architecture, was completed.
  • 1933-1938: The Great Depression brought economic hardship to the parish.
  • 1941-1945: World War II brought significant changes to Caddo Parish as the region became a center for military activity and industrial production.
  • 1978: The Shreveport Downtown Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 1993: The Red River Revel, an annual arts festival, was launched in Shreveport.
  • 2005: Hurricane Katrina caused significant damage and displacement of residents in Caddo Parish.