DeRidder Commercial Historic District

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DeRidder Commercial Historic District
DeRidder Historic District bank IMGA0666.JPG
First National Bank building(1920)
DeRidder Commercial Historic District is located in Louisiana
DeRidder Commercial Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by the RR line, Second, Stewart, and Port Sts., DeRidder, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°50′46″N 93°17′25″W / 30.84611°N 93.29028°W / 30.84611; -93.29028Coordinates: 30°50′46″N 93°17′25″W / 30.84611°N 93.29028°W / 30.84611; -93.29028
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built 1900-1925/1925-1949
Architect various/unknown
Architectural style No listed style
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83000491[1]
Added to NRHP August 9, 1983
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The DeRidder Commercial Historic District covers an area from the Railroad tracks at Washington street and includes Second, Stewart, and Port street. In 1983 the buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places.[2]


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History[edit]

After a fire destroyed many buildings in April, 1904 there was a major rebuilding and many of the buildings remain today. From 1918 to 1920 several buildings, including the First National Bank(1920), were built. There have been several fires over the years that have destroyed some buildings and these were torn down leaving gaps. More damage might have happened during these fires but the thick walls between the buildings also provided fire prevention.

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