The ML Bath buildings in the 600 block of Texas Street have been a part of the downtown landscape for nearly 100 years; the business has been around even longer. Late last year, the property went on the market. The price started at $777,000 and has now been adjusted to $690,000.

The buildings that make up ML Bath total more than 43,000 square feet on one of downtown’s most traveled roads. There are two buildings- a 4-story and a 2-story, both with basements.  The building sits in Downtown’s D-1E subdistrict in the Unified Development Code, and could be rehabbed for a number of different uses including art galleries and studios, above the ground floor dwellings, hotel, offices, retail stores and more. For more information or to schedule a walk-through, contact listing agents Kendall Demoucet and Hilary Bransford of Vintage Realty. View all the sales data here- ML Bath Sales Data

M.L. -Michaelis Lewis or ‘Mike’- Bath started his office supplies and furnishings store in 1905 and by 1921, the company was in their present building on Market Street. A Mason, member of both the B’Nai Zion and Agudath Achim Jewish congregations, Rotarian and war-time member of the American Red Cross, Lewis was regarded as a strong proponent in the growth of Shreveport. He died unexpectedly in 1945 but the business named after him has continued to thrive and this year, celebrated its 113th anniversary!