At this location, on Sept. 4, 1925, the most disatrous [sic] fire in Shreveport's history erupted when a hot water heater exploded. Although Fire Station No. 4 was located across the street, a broken water main rendered it helpless to fight the blaze. Between 9 PM on the 4th and 6 AM on Sept. 5, 1925 a total of 9 city blocks and 194 homes were lost. Although many were homeless, no lives were lost.