History
601 Spring Event Center is located in the historic George T. Bishop Building at the intersection of Spring and Milam streets in downtown Shreveport. Our venue — rich with history and tradition — provides the perfect setting for any meeting, reception, celebration or ceremony.

The building was constructed in the early part of the 20th Century and has had several owners and usages. One of the more notable was George T. Bishop, a successful automobile dealer who purchased the property in 1925, named it for himself and luxuriously remodeled it to resemble his Graham Brothers Corporate Offices in Stockton, California. Elegantly refurbished with spectacular coffered ceilings, hand-carved woodwork, inlaid earthenware tiles, bronze chandeliers and solid wood cathedral- style doors, the Bishop Building was impressively opulent for Shreveport.

Ironically, decades later another illustrious occupant of the building was the Ark-La-Tex Antique and Classic Vehicle Museum after which the building in the late 20th Century became known locally as the ‘antique car museum.’
George T Bishop Building; Prevot Design Services Bishop Ballroom
IMG_1639_sc Grand Ballroom
DSC_0867(3) Green Room
George T Bishop Building; Prevot Design Services Lobby
Today
In 2008, the building was purchased and renamed 601 Spring with the vision to repurpose it into sleek, contemporary office space for Prevot Design Services, APAC and to create downtown’s newest event space — 601 Spring Event Center.

Now home to the full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm, 601 Spring has been meticulously renovated to accommodate groups large and small and even has space available for additional retail, office or residential build-out. And with the addition of the event-sized restroom facilities and warming kitchen for the Event Center, 601 Spring is truly the juxtaposition of contemporary design within its elegant historic framework. In fact in 2013 the building was deservedly received the Louisiana Culture Heritage Award Nomination for Historic Preservation and Archaeology for its preservation of an important historic and architecturally-significant building.