C.C. Antoine house destroyed in early morning fire

The C.C. Antoine house, including a neighboring home, were destroyed.
Dispatchers got the call just after 4:15 a.m. on Friday, May 13 to the 1900 block of Perrin...
Dispatchers got the call just after 4:15 a.m. on Friday, May 13 to the 1900 block of Perrin Street. The structure to the far right is the C.C. Antoine house.(KSLA)
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 5:44 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Investigators with the Shreveport Fire Department are working to learn more information about a fire that destroyed a historical landmark on Friday morning.

Dispatchers got the call just after 4:15 a.m. on Friday, May 13 to the 1900 block of Perrin Street by a resident on the street. Several calls began to follow.

The fire was out by 4:46 a.m., according to crews on the scene. It took eight fire units, and 25 firefighters to extinguish the blaze. The historic C.C. Antoine house was destroyed in the blaze.

Investigators with the Shreveport Fire Department are working to learn more about an early...
Investigators with the Shreveport Fire Department are working to learn more about an early morning fire that destroyed the C.C. Antoine house.(KSLA)

In March 2022, the house next door was damaged in the fire. The C. C. Antoine house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in August 1999.

The house is only a mile away from C.C. Antoine Park, which was established in the early 1980s.

Caesar Carpentier Antoine found success in the grocery business before serving as a Louisiana state senator (1868-1872), lieutenant governor (1872-1877) and as acting governor in 1876, according to the sign placed outside of the home.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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