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.
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!
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. The buildings are listed at $770,000 and the Realtors are Kendall Demoucet and Hilary Bransford of Vintage Realty. View all the sales data here- ML Bath Sales Data