Saint Ann’s Infirmary
Saint Ann's Infirmary
Built Circa Year: Built 1937
Address: 1317 Jefferson Street
National Register of Historic Places: Lafayette Historic Register Number 84
Historic Register Listing:Designated February 17, 2011

Saint Ann’s Infirmary is significant to Lafayette’s history because of the benevolent medical service it has provided for residents in Freetown and the Lafayette community. It was founded in 1937 by the Saloom family,
and it has had the distinction of being the oldest, continuously-run medical facility in Lafayette. Saint Ann’s Infirmary is located in the Freetown-Port Rico National Register Historic District. It was the first medical facility in Lafayette to accept African-American patients, and Lafayette’s first AfricanAmerican pharmacist, Dr. Butler, supplied the medicine and medical supplies for the facility. The historic residence of Kaliste Saloom, Sr. and his wife, Asma Boustany Saloom is located next door at 1331 Jefferson Street. The Infirmary building remained in the Saloom family until 1999, it was sold for $200,000, to the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic. Later, in 2016, when the non-profit clinic was dissolved, the property was donated to Lafayette General Foundation. The building’s Spanish Revival style elements include the Roman arches at the openings, the exterior horizontal molding along the front façade, and the decorative treatment at the pedimental parapet that delineates the front entrance.