Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA
1532 Tulane Ave New Orleans, , LA 70112
The following tours visit Charity Hospital:
Before Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005, Charity Hospital was the pride of New Orleans. A 1930s Art Deco–style icon built with WPA funds, Charity was one of the oldest continually operating public hospitals in the country and was regarded as one of the most vital and successful. Charity Hospital was established on May 10, 1736, by a grant from the French sailor and shipbuilder Jean Louis, who died in New Orleans the year before. Today Charity is a skeleton of its original self, with smaller, temporary facilities.