Serving as the mother house of the Congregation of the Mission from 1632-1792 in Paris. Saint-Lazare was confiscated by the state at the outbreak of the French Revolution. The facility served as an infamous woman's prison until it was finally torn down beginning in 1932.
Edward R. Udovic. "Pictures from the Past: Saint-Lazare as a Prison: 1792-1940" Vincentian Heritage Vol. 28 Iss. 1 (2008) Available at http://via.library.depaul.edu/omvpubs/76/