Photo, Print, Drawing 13. View of south stairs from central hall on first floor - Ellis Island, Contagious Disease Hospital Measles Ward G, New York Harbor, New York County, NY Photos from Survey HABS NY-6086-L

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Title
Ellis Island, Contagious Disease Hospital Measles Ward G, New York Harbor, New York County, NY
Contributor Names
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
U.S. Department of the Treasury, architect
Taylor, James Knox, Supervising Architect
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
-  hospital wards
-  diseases
-  medicine
-  Georgian Revival architectural elements
-  New York -- New York County
Latitude / Longitude
40.698119,-74.04295
Notes
-  Significance: Measles Ward G, constructed in 1907, is one of 11 individual treatment wards in the contagious disease hospital complex on Island 3. The building was one of eight wards designated as measles treatment buildings; these buildings also housed patients with scarlet fever, diphtheria, pneumonia and whooping cough. Upon completion of the contagious disease hospital in 1909, Ward G was re-designated Building 5, and after 1919, the building was renamed Wards 11 (first floor) & 12 (second floor). Like the other seven measles wards in the contagious disease complex, Ward G was built from a single, standardized design and arranged in a pavilion plan - a wing and corridor form popular for hospitals since the nineteenth century. The pavilion plan isolated contagious patients from those in the main hospital and also helped prevent the spread of disease among patients with other infectious illnesses. Ward G is a two-story building featuring pebble and dash (large aggregate) stucco exterior cladding, brick quoins, a brick water table on a dressed granite block base, and a hipped and gabled clay tile roof that reference the Georgian Revival style. Ward G's architectural styling, along with its materials and finishes, integrates it with the other buildings within the contagious disease hospital complex to form a cohesive design unit. Ward G and its sister wards are the largest and most significant group of buildings within the contagious disease hospital complex, and a defining characteristic of its pavilion plan form.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1579
-  Survey number: HABS NY-6086-L
-  Building/structure dates: 1907 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1936 Subsequent Work
-  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000058
Medium
Photo(s): 20
Measured Drawing(s): 10
Data Page(s): 34
Photo Caption Page(s): 2
Call Number/Physical Location
HABS NY-6086-L
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
ny2079
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
english
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 20 | Measured Drawing(s): 10 | Data Page(s): 34 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2
Original Format
photo, print, drawing

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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Architect U.S. Department Of The Treasury, James Knox Taylor, Robert R Arzola, Dana Lockett, Paul Davidson, Sara Dewey, et al., Rosenthal, James W, photographer. Ellis Island, Contagious Disease Hospital Measles Ward G, New York Harbor, New York County, NY. New York New York County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ny2079/.

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Historic American Buildings Survey, C., U.S. Department Of The Treasury, A., Taylor, J. K., Arzola, R. R., Lockett, D., Davidson, P. [...] Statue Of Liberty National Monument, S., Rosenthal, J. W., photographer. (1933) Ellis Island, Contagious Disease Hospital Measles Ward G, 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/ny2079/.

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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographer by Rosenthal, James W. Ellis Island, Contagious Disease Hospital Measles Ward G, New York Harbor, New York County, NY. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ny2079/>.

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