Living Downtown

There’s a reason why people want to live downtown. You park your car and you are steps away from…great movies and meals at the Robinson Film Center, conversation over coffee at the Lofts at 624, an art exhibit at Norsworthy Gallery, pampering at Remington Suites, live jazz at JOSH Lounge and a fresh-brewed ale at Red River Brewing Co.

Walk to the Shreveport Farmer’s Market for fresh produce, to the Red River District for live music, to the riverfront for fun and exercise. Hop on your bicycle and pedal to the Downtown YMCA for a dip in the pool or to Oakland Cemetery for a history tour. When Monday comes around, roll out of bed and walk to your office, refreshed and looking forward to all the fun that the current week will hold.


United Jewelers Apartments– Market rate apartments in a historic building just steps away from Festival Plaza.

Lee Hardware Apartments– Affordable units in a fun old warehouse. Apartments feature exposed brick, plank wood floors and high ceilings. Plus, there is a gallery space for use by tenants on the ground floor. Lee Hardware and United Jewelers share an outdoor pool.

Ogilvie Hardware Lofts– Affordable urban lofts featuring concrete and columns in a former wholesale hardware store. Amenities include a community center, fitness room, and saltwater pool.

710 Crockett Street Lofts– The former Salvation Army building re-imagined into spacious open-concept lofts. Half a block from the Strand Theatre and inside the Shreveport Common Art and Culture District. Secure parking included.

The Fairmont – Downtown’s largest apartment building. Convenience store and café on site.

Jefferson Apartments- The historic Jefferson Hotel converted to residential living, just across from the site of the old Union Station Railroad Depot.

Edwards Street Lofts- across from Lee Hardware. Two 2 BD/2 BA 2-story apartments. All new stainless steel appliances, new HVAC, washer/dryer included. Two covered parking spaces per apartment. $1300. Chris LeGrand, 318.272.6868.

Condos for Sale

Red River Bank Building– the historic Crystal Oil Building rehabbed as condominiums. One bedroom and larger, centrally located near Festival Plaza. Large roof deck, perfect for viewing Fourth of July fireworks!

Single Family Residential for Sale

Morgan Residence- Milam Street

Buildings for Sale (Residential Conversions)

Many buildings downtown would be appropriate for residential conversion. Already a number of historic buildings including the old Sears Department Store, Lee Hardware, United Jeweler and Ogilvie Hardware have converted to apartments. The former Crystal Oil building is now condos.

There are a number of buildings still available downtown that would make good residential property as a single family dwelling, condos or apartments or mixed use with commercial/retail on the ground floor. Some of these buildings would qualify for both State and Federal Historic Tax Credits.

These buildings include (but are not limited to):

Uneeda Biscuit

Eugene’s Guitar

Standard Brand Shoes

Arlington Hotel

Petroleum Tower

Rubensteins/Lanford Buildings

406 Cotton Street

Remember that almost any building downtown could have a residential component to it. 100 years ago, most buildings downtown had a retail space on the ground floor and an office or residence upstairs.

Remember— there are a few small apartments tucked into buildings downtown that are available from time to time. If you are looking for a place, ask us if any of these are available.

Your Future Options Include:

Lofts at 624 — website  |  facebook – The old Sears Deparment Store, Franklin and Zodiag buildings converted to residential, retail and office use. The market rate Lofts at 624 apartments include all new everything, granite countertops, huge windows, washer and dryer included in units, fitness room, storage.  Rhino Coffee Shop and Season’s Hair Salon on site, more coming soon.

Southern Bell- Mid Century Modern building in Shreveport Common, just across from the Strand Theatre. Will feature a rooftop deck and Infinity pool, ‘The Machine’ barcade is just feet away.

509 Market- former United Mercantile Bank in the middle of the Central Business District. Market rate residential and commercial/retail mix. Attached parking.

Petroleum Tower Lofts- Mid Century steel and metal skyscraper will feature modern, light-filled spaces. Mixed use, commercial and residential.

Hughes Tool Apartments- Historic apartments and commercial space in buildings once owned by Howard Hughes. Original brick walls, wide wood plank walls and ceilings, high ceilings, expansive open-concept apartments ranging from 700 to 2400 square feet.

Johnson Building- Executive apartments. Mixed use, commercial and residential. Just across from Regions Tower.