Tour Shreveport’s Modernist heritage online

See and admire some of the staples of Modern architecture that were built in the area.

SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) -

Starting on May 19, 2022, you can explore seventeen of the significant buildings in Shreveport designed by local architects Samuel and William Wiener. Rational Middle Media compiled the Wiener Architecture Interactive Map to expand on their 2020 Unexpected Modernism: The Wiener Brothers Story documentary.

During the 1930s and 1960s, the Wiener brothers made the Shreveport-Bossier area one of the first centers of international Modernist design in the world. They designed several homes and businesses including the current B’Nai Zion Temple and Woodlawn High School. When the site is made public, you can take three self-guided tours and see blueprints, photographs and stories.

“I’m so proud of the team that has put this incredible interactive map together,” said Gregory Kallenberg, founder and director of Rational Middle Media. “Our hope is that this site and the film will be a beacon, drawing architecture tourists from all over the world to come and view the Wiener brothers’ incredible work.”

On release day, May 19, watch the Unexpected Modernism documentary on the big screen at the Robinson Film Center on Texas Street in Shreveport. One screening starts at 6:00pm with a panel discussion following. The second screening begins at 8:00pm.

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.