The location: The Vampires Nest.
Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?
A private home.
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
A. In a rural area in Bon Temps, Louisiana.
vampire describes it as being "just up the road" from Merlotte's.
A redneck in the bar describes it as "about four miles away, right
at the edge of town."
Q. When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode 7 of Season 1, "Burning House of Love".
A nest of three hostile vampires (Malcolm, Diane & Liam) have taken up residence at a house in Bon Temps.
They visit Merlotte's, where they threaten and intimidate the human customers in order to bring out Bill, whom they are hoping to recruit into joining their nest.
Bill shows up in time to stop the vampires from attacking Sam, but then leaves the bar with them, in order to draw them away from the customers.
Later, a small group of redneck vampire-haters firebomb the house, burning it to the ground, and killing everyone inside, leaving four bodies in the fires' wake.
first, the townspeople (including Sookie) assume that Bill was among the
dead (since he had left the bar with the vampires), but it's later discovered
that the fourth body found at the scene was actually that of a human who
was staying with the vamps.
Q. What is it actually, in real life?
Originally, a small blue & yellow house.
Now, after the fire, a vacant lot.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. The blue & yellow house was located at the northwest corner of View Street and N. Douglas Street, in Ledbetter Heights neighborhood of Shreveport, Louisiana. It is reputed to have been, at one time, a brothel.
in filming the scene, they actually burned the building to the ground.
(It, and other buildings in the area, were already slated for demolition
as substandard structures.) There is nothing there now but an empty
Google StreetView maps its address as approximately 920 View Street, Shreveport, LA
of 2009, the aerial photos still show the house standing there, but chances
are that will change when those photos are updated in the future.)
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. The story of the filming and the fire made the local newspaper in Shreveport. There was also a controversy when preservationists objected to the destruction of the house, claiming it had historical value. So simply doing search of the local papers for "house burned, TV series" turned up these two articles in The Shreveport Times, which mentioned the corner location of the house. Google StreetView then allowed me to pinpoint the exact location.
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