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Historic Significance of the Petroleum Tower

Pet TowerPetroleum Tower
415 Edwards Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

The 16-story structure — built in the 1950s and named the Petroleum Tower, reflecting the commodity that then ruled the local economy — was vacant and asbestos-laden when given to the non-profit Community Renewal International (CRI) in 2001.  In 2006, funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, workers removed the asbestos.

Read below to learn the historic significance of the Petroleum Tower’s contribution to the historic fabric of the Shreveport Historic Commercial District.