Photo, Print, Drawing Ellis Island, Contagious Disease Hospital Office Building, New York Harbor, New York County, NY

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About this Item

Title
Ellis Island, Contagious Disease Hospital Office Building, New York Harbor, New York County, NY
Contributor Names
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Architect
Taylor, John Knox, Supervising Architect
North-Eastern Construction Co., Builder
Arzola, Robert R, project manager
Lockett, Dana, project manager
Davidson, Paul, field team supervisor
Dewey, Sara, field team
Pieraldi, Luis, field team
Sanbury, Michael, field team
Sheridan, Thomas, field team
Williams, Diane E, historian
Davidson, Lisa Pfueller, project assistant
Rosenthal, James W, photographer
Statue of Liberty National Monument, sponsor
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1933
Subject Headings
-  immigrants
-  office buildings
-  nurses' residences
-  laboratories
-  medicine
-  Georgian Revival architectural elements
-  New York -- New York County
Latitude / Longitude
40.698329,-74.043043
Notes
-  Significance: The Office Building associated with the contagious disease hospital was constructed in 1908. It has the scale and form of a domestic structure, with a two room deep center hall plan. The Office Building is joined to the contagious disease hospital by a one-story covered passageway on the south elevation. It also displays the same materials and Georgian Revival styling as the rest of the Island 3 hospital complex. Historic drawings indicate that originally the first floor was used as office, a doctor's library, and a dispensary. The second floor included laboratories and living quarters for the hospital pharmacist. Upon completion of the contagious disease hospital complex in 1909, the Office Building was re-designated Building 1. By 1924, the first floor offices were remodeled as living space for male nurses and the building renamed the Nurses' Quarters. This use appears to have remained in place until the hospital complex closed in 1951.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1580
-  Survey number: HABS NY-6086-M
-  Building/structure dates: 1908 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1914 Subsequent Work
-  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000058
Medium
Photo(s): 28
Measured Drawing(s): 9
Data Page(s): 25
Photo Caption Page(s): 2
Call Number/Physical Location
HABS NY-6086-M
Source Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
ny2080
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 28 | Measured Drawing(s): 9 | Data Page(s): 25 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Architect U.S. Department Of The Treasury, John Knox Taylor, Builder North-Eastern Construction Co, Robert R Arzola, Dana Lockett, Paul Davidson, et al., Rosenthal, James W, photographer. Ellis Island, Contagious Disease Hospital Office Building, New York Harbor, New York County, NY. New York New York County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ny2080/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., U.S. Department Of The Treasury, A., Taylor, J. K., North-Eastern Construction Co, B., Arzola, R. R., Lockett, D. [...] Statue Of Liberty National Monument, S., Rosenthal, J. W., photographer. (1933) Ellis Island, Contagious Disease Hospital Office Building, New York Harbor, New York County, NY. New York New York County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ny2080/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographer by Rosenthal, James W. Ellis Island, Contagious Disease Hospital Office Building, New York Harbor, New York County, NY. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ny2080/>.

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