The location: The Victorian House.
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A Victorian house - just not in Bon Temps.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. This is a real house, and it can be found at 728 Austin Place, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
It is on the west/southwest side of Austin Place, at Austin & Wood St, a half block south of Oakland Cemetery, three blocks southeast of the two white houses, and five blocks southeast of Lucky Liquor.
is known as "The Florentine", a 7,800-square-foot historic home
dating to 1896; it is being reportedly converted into either a bed & breakfast
or a restaurant/bar. Built in 1896, it was originally known as the Ogilvie-Wiener
House, since it was built for a grocer named Ogilvie, but was later the
family home of a noted pair of architects named Wiener.
Warning: Since I haven't been to Shreveport, I can't say whether
this is in a
[Follow-up: I received an email from a fan, Etta, who lived most of her life in Shreveport,
"The locations for the Lucky Liquor, Victorian House, and the Two White Houses in the credits are in the
And this comment came from Stafford, another lifelong Shreveport resident:
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. I knew that they had filmed in Shreveport, and fortunately, the house number (728) is visible on the brief shot of the house - if you freeze-frame it (see the photo above).
Since I had already found Lucky Liquor, I started looking at the 728's in that area, and found the home rather quickly, matching the Google StreetView to the screenshot.
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