(2) New York Harbor’s Ellis Island Hospital Complex
On this year’s list is New York Harbor’s Ellis Island hospital complex. These buildings, containing hospitals and quarantine wards, are located near the restored Immigration Museum and were once the largest US Public Health Service institution in the country; millions of immigrants passed through these sites from 1892 to 1954.
Few visitors to Ellis Island (there are plenty — we frequent Liberty State Park in Jersey City where many people catch the ferry to see the island and the Statue of Liberty) are aware that there are still structures in need of rehabilitation there.
Photo of Ellis Island hospital building ConspiracyofHappiness
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