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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Beauford's Paris: Saint Anne's Hospital - Part 3

Beauford's friend, Jean-Loup Msika, recently shared with me information about the whereabouts of Beauford's room at Saint Anne's Hospital in Paris' 14th arrondissement. We had hoped to visit the location together, but massive renovation is currently underway in that area of the hospital grounds.

Msika provided me with a map of the grounds and showed me where Beauford's room was located. It was in a building in the southeast corner of the property (see the red circle on the map below).

Map of Saint Anne's Hospital (2012)

Here are photos of the façades of Pavillon Benjamin Ball and Pavillon Piera Aulagnier, the two buildings that create a boundary of sorts for the area where Beauford stayed. I took these pictures during a visit to the hospital in March 2014. Construction had already begun in the Ball Pavilion.

Pavillon Benjamin Ball
© Discover Paris!

Pavillon Piera Aulagnier
© Discover Paris!

Msika told me that Beauford shared a room with several other patients. There was a glass door that led to a garden where patients could go at will. It was in this area that the famous photograph of Beauford and James Baldwin was taken.

Beauford and Baldwin, 1976
Photo by Max Petrus

Click on the links below to read the first two posts about Saint Anne's Hospital:

Beauford's Paris: Saint Anne's Hospital - Part 1

Beauford's Paris: Saint Anne's Hospital - Part 2

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