Address: Liberty Island, New York Harbor, New York, New York. County/parish: New York.
Park name: Statue Of Liberty. 32 contributing buildings.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
The Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital (also known as USPHS Hospital #43) was a United States Public Health Service hospital on Ellis Island that operated from 1902 to 1951. The hospital is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. While the monument is managed by the National Park Service as part of the National Parks of New York Harbor office, the south side of Ellis Island is managed by the non-profit Save Ellis Island Foundation and has been off-limits to the general public since its closing in 1954.
Constructed in phases, the facility encompassed both a general hospital and a separate pavilion style contagious disease hospital. The hospital had two functions: first, treating immigrants who were ill upon arrival, and second, treating immigrants with conditions that were prohibited by immigration laws from entering the United States until they were stabilized and sent back to their home countries. In total, the hospital treated 275,000 patients, and approximately 4,000 fatalities were recorded.
Efforts to restore the hospital buildings and others on the island are being made by Save Ellis Island. The hospital has been open to the public on a limited basis for Hard Hat tours since 2014 provided by Save Ellis Island.(read more...)
The Statue of Liberty National Monument is a United States National Monument comprising Liberty Island and Ellis Island in the U.S. states of New Jersey and New York. Established in 1924, it includes the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) by sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, situated on Liberty Island, as well as the former immigration station at Ellis Island which includes the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital.
The monument is managed by the National Park Service as part of the National Parks of New York Harbor office.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000058