The history of Highland begins in the 1860s when Confederate troops were stationed throughout the “high land” south of Shreveport, which then consisted of scattered plantations and plantation homes (some of which still stand). After the Civil War ended the city began to expand south; one of the first suburban areas incorporated was the Holmesville subdivision, which is now the northernmost part of the Highland neighborhood.
Over the next 150 years much happened in the Highland neighborhood; too much to ever be contained in any book (or web page)! But the HRA has been collecting pictures and stories from Highland’s past over the last 33 years, and some of our members have been archiving Highland’s history for much longer. We are now beginning the process of sharing some what we have learned through our website.
Highland has a rich history that can best be appreciated not just with words but with pictures of its past. Thanks to the owners of these images for allowing us to share a little bit of Highland’s history with its current residents and the community at large. If you have photos or articles to contribute, please email them to our webmaster ([email protected]) so we can include them in our collection.