Shreveport

Last Modified: September 13, 2008Spring Street Museum

Originally constructed in 1865 for Tally's Bank, the Spring Street Historical Museum is one of downtown Shreveport’s oldest buildings and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building features some excellent examples of old New Orleans style cast-iron gallery grillwork as well as the original bank vault on the ground floor. In 1976, the Shreveport Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames in Louisiana undertook the job of restoring the building’s original wood floor and related woodwork. They own and operate the Spring Street Historical Museum under the Louisiana Secretary of State's Museum Program. The museum features many authentic Indian artifacts, historical memorabilia from the Civil War, World War I and World War II, plus various antique items included as examples of Shreveport’s past history. Recent exhibits entitled Celebrating the New Century, Shreveport in 1900, Digging Up Shreveport's Past, The Archaeology of Shreveport, and The Musical Heritage of Shreveport have been very popular.  

The Spring Street Historical Museum is located at 525 Spring Street in Shreveport, and their contact phone number is (318) 424-0964.