School of Medicine, Common Street

The New Orleans School of Medicine on Common St. (now Tulane Ave.) opposite Charity Hospital was founded in 1856 by Dr. Erasmus Darwin Fenner and others and became a "rival" of the older Medical College of Louisiana. By 1860, enrollment had reached over 400. The school closed after the federal occupation of New Orleans but reopened briefly after the war. It closed its doors permanently in April, 1870.