United States Post Office and Courthouse
Backstory and Context
The history of the Shreveport Library system dates back to when a group of women opened Shreveport's first library in 1890 in a small building located on Crockett Street. A group of men later opened another library called Mechanics Library. These libraries merged in 1901 to form the "People's Library" and it was located inside a courthouse. The Main Library was first located in the Old Custom House building, which was erected in 1887 and torn down in 1910. A new Main Library was built in 1923 and it is now Chamber of Commerce. The Main Library moved into the federal building in 1980 after a couple of years of renovation. The building was added tot the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
"Branch History." Shreve Memorial Library. Accessed January 1, 2020. https://www.shreve-lib.org/543/Main.
"Who We Are." Shreve Memorial Library. Accessed January 1, 2020. https://www.shreve-lib.org/379/Who-We-Are.
Wilson, Samuel. "Post Office and Court House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. September 12, 1974. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/74000920_text.
Michael Barera, via Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:U._S._Post_Office_and_Courthouse_(Shreveport,_Louisiana)