|The Kindness of Strangers: Thomy Lafon
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|Above, this was the Lafon Boys' Home from 1893 - 1906; it was located on St.
Peter, between Claiborne and Derbigny. Below, the Home at its next location,
6800 block of Chef Menteur Highway; photo, ca. 1935.
|The John Berchman Home for Girls, 700 block of Orleans; built by Thomy Lafon in 1893. By
1935, the Home had moved to the 2700 block of Gentilly Boulevard, where it remained open
until 1971. (The photo description reads "John Berchman," but I believe this name may have
been St. John Berchman, named for the patron saint of young people.)
|Thomy Lafon Public School, 2900 block of South Robertson; photo, 1932.