“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Touro Infirmary


Touro Infirmary - 1852 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger, December 2010
1. Touro Infirmary - 1852 Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1852, Jewish American philanthropist, Judah Touro, a distinguished veteran of the Battle of New Orleans, established Touro Infirmary to care for seamen, immigrants, slaves, and the indigents of all races and religions. Touro Infirmary relocated to Prytania Street in 1882. As a full service hospital, Touro Infirmary continues to provide health care to all of New Orleans.
Erected 2010 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Touro Infirmary, City of New Orleans.
Location. 29° 56.468′ N, 90° 3.869′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Convention Center Boulevard near John Churchill Chase Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1174 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 700 South Peters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Starting Point of the First Traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 747 (approx. 0.4 miles away); 8 in. Columbaid Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Margaret's Place and Walk / Lower Garden District
Touro Infirmary - 1852 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger, circa December 13, 2010
2. Touro Infirmary - 1852 Marker
(approx. half a mile away); St. Patrick's Church (approx. half a mile away); St. Patrick's (approx. half a mile away); Robert E. Lee (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
Also see . . .
1. Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation. The official website of the organization responsible for erecting and dedicating the marker. (Submitted on February 24, 2011, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.) 

2. Touro Archives. In its long 150-year history, Touro Infirmary has survived yellow fever epidemics, the Civil War, Jim Crow laws and integration, two World Wars and constant challenges to healthcare providers. The Touro Infirmary Archives' 576 linear feet of processed collections provides a documentary and pictorial history of this struggle. (Submitted on February 26, 2011.) 

3. Judah Touro (pdf file). An article written by Jerry Klinger. Article also includes vintage photos of Judah Touro and the Infirmary building. (Submitted on February 26, 2011.) 
Categories. Science & Medicine
<i>Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Lipsher Specialty Co., circa 1911
3. Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La.
The infirmary in its 1882 location. The back of the postcard reads: This great hospital covering an entire square of ground, is on Prytania St. one block above Louisiana Ave. The Touro Infirmary and Hebrew Benevolent Society was organized in 1850, Judah Touro donating $40,000, with which the original Infirmary was established in a building elsewhere. The present site was occupied in 1882. See Lipsher card ("Touro Synagogue.") Take Prytania car from Canal St.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.   3. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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