1314 Napoleon Avenue
St Elizabeth’s was originally built as a boarding school in 1865, but just five years later it was converted into an orphanage for girls and run by the Daughter’s of Charity.
In 1989 the Daughter’s of Charity closed St Elizabeth and the huge property went on the market. Developers had their eyes on St Elizabeth to convert it into apartments and senior’s housing, but Anne stepped in and bought the property in 1993 then proceeded to spend much money renovating it to its former glory.
Ironically, when Anne sold St Elizabeth it was bought by developers and in 2005 the property was converted into luxury condominiums and town homes.
St Elizabeth was a part of Anne’s life before she bought the property in 1993. Apparently Anne visited St Elizabeth’s Orphanage as a child. The visit must have been a memorable one because the building was featured, many years later, as the location for one of Lestat’s Halloween parties. And, after Anne had bought St Elizabeth it was used in the Mayfair Witches – Deidre Mayfair fled here at age nine from the house on First Street.
Anne Rice no longer owns this property. It’s privately owned by individuals and you should therefore respect their privacy.