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.
The incredible but dilapidated Touro-Shakspeare Home, built in 1927 on New Orleans’ West Bank, has been vacant since incurring damage during Hurricane Katrina. -
The first iteration of what became the Touro-Shakspeare almshouse was located in Bywater, established by philanthropist Judah Touro to house the city’s elderly poor. This towering Gothic structure, designed by William Alfred Freret, Jr., was completed in 1862 but was lost to a fire only three years later while acting as a federal base for Union soldiers and as a shelter for emancipated African Americans. Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans Video Walk through: https://youtu.be/ppoAGx7Yop8