Nestled in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, within walking distance of festivals, restaurants, bars, and more, the historic Firehouse Tower makes for an incredible stay! The apartment has space for up to three guests, with two bedrooms and one and half bath.
The historic Firehouse Tower was originally built in 1922 as the hose tower for the Downtown Central Fire Station. Later, it was renovated into a 5-story apartment, serving as a residence for visiting artists. It’s now available to the public as a beautiful airbnb.
Known as The KAT Tower, named after its gracious donors, The Kallenberg Family, the brick fire station hose tower was established in 1922. At the time, it was one of the first skyscrapers in the country!
The updated Hose Tower features a modern/industrial style with original exposed brick and colorful, bold accents. The apartment keeps the fire engine-red and station feel, providing a truly unique experience for guests.
Rooftop access allows guests to enjoy a view of downtown and public art installations, as well as a beautiful view of the new Caddo Common – an urban green space located directly next door.
Each floor of the historic hose tower serves as a different room in the house.
The ground level serves as the lobby, giving guests the perfect space to mingle or hang your coat. It also includes a 1/2 bath. The security panel, cleaning supplies, and additional info on the tower are available on this level as well.
The second floor serves as a living room, complete with a large television, plush shag carpet, convertible chaise lounge/full sofa bed, and even a massage recliner to help you relax during your stay.
The kitchen and dining area can be found on the third level.The fully-stocked kitchenette is stocked with tons of snacks and a Euro-sized refrigerator full of sodas, water, and some adult beverages. There isn’t an oven but the 2-burner stove, toaster oven, microwave, toaster, and other cooking essentials provided, mean you can make almost any meal you can imagine. Plus, you’re within walking distance of several local restaurants!
Up one more level, you’ll find a roomy bathroom. The fourth floor has a wet room shower, naturally lit through fogged glass. It comes with a raindrop shower head and hand-shower attachment, fully stocked with bath amenities and towels. The stocked vanity and sink are right outside, along with a glass top desk for getting ready.
The top level of the KAT Tower boats the Queen-sized platform bed with TV, large windows, and storage underneath where you’ll find extra linens and pillows.
While in the bedroom, look up, and you’ll find the Rooftop access ladder! There’s an “attic-door” ceiling hatch that opens to reveal a step ladder. A short climb up will find you in an exciting and private oasis with a 360 degree view of downtown, including beautiful art installations, and a birds-eye-view of the newly complete Caddo Common Park.
A stay in the historic tower also gives you access to the Shreveport Regional Art Councils Business Center, located in their lobby right next door.
The best part: your furry friends can enjoy the stay with you! Just give them a heads up and they’ll send you a special offer including the $30 one-time pet fee. This small fee helps cover all the necessary cleaning and sanitation to ensure future guests with allergies have a great experience too.
Whether you’re visiting Shreveport or searching for a unique Staycation, the historic hose tower provides a unique experience right in the heart of downtown, Shreveport!