Although 19th District Judge Don Johnson this week sided with attorneys representing patients as well as HPL employees concerning Senate Concurrent Resolution 48 of the 2014 legislative session, the main issues still to be resolved pertain to money.
I searched online for anything that would give the history of this hospital. I could't find anything. From what I found there, it was opened in 1966. I am unsure of when it closed, but I plan on making a return trip & hope to find a local to give me some information.
A recent visit to Touro reveals it has become way more dilapidated. The city had put up an 8 ft. fence sometime in 2020 or maybe 2019, but that has been ravaged with easy access once again from many points.
Women's Asylum for the Criminally Insane
Lindy Boggs Medical Center
Before it was Lindy Boggs, named for the Congresswoman, this was Mercy Hospital. Built in the 20's it eventually merged with Southern Baptist in the 90's becoming Mercy Baptist. During Hurricane Katrina employees & families of the patients came here to ride out the storm. Everything was going well until the levees broke. Despite efforts to save everyone, not all of the patients made it. As of June 2019, a developer is talking about making it an elderly home. I may have just gotten the last look inside before they start the renovations.
Once a bastion of hope for young orphaned children, this set of Spanish Renaissance-style buildings are actually being restored. However, I will keep checking if they ever give up. There are several more buildings here, but this is really all I shot. The pool house here I thought was most interesting.
Old Lafon Orphanage
This orphanage originally built in 1933, in New Orleans, burned. A nun, along with help from some of the older boys helped save the other children. The orphanage was rebuilt in 1935 & has now been boarded up since Hurricne Katrina in 2005. While inside there was a horrific smell inside & out. It was either flowing sewage or from that of homeless using it as a bthroom. I don't know what the plans are for the old place, but it'd not too late.
Family Funeral Home
This family funeral home in rural Louisiana burned, thus ending their business. From the front, it looks like it's in pretty good shape. Once inside you couls see the damage the fire had done. Most everything had been cleaned out, but a few items remained revealing it was indeed a funeral home. Out back was the home the family lived in as well as a limousine used for the family during a funeral precession. Inside one of the bedrooms was a casket. Was it used for sleeping...?
This was maybe a hospital or an old folks home. I cannot remember exactly where this is, but I do remember it is in Louisiana.