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Island Hospital, Roosevelt Island, New York, New York County, NY



B&W Photos

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View To Southeast Showing Principal Facades

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View To Southwest

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Elevation View To South Of Central Pavilion And Hyphens

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Detail View Of Principal Entrance And Stone Staircase On North Facade, Central Pavilion

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View To Northeast

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View To Northwest

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North End Of West Pavilion, View To East

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South End Of West Pavilion, View To East

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View To North Showing (l-r) West Pavilion, Stoneclad Toilet Tower, And Portion Of Central Pavilion

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View To North Showing (l-r) Portion Of Central Pavilion, Brick-clad Toilet Tower, And East Pavilion

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South End Of East Pavilion, View To West

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North End Of East Pavilion, View To West

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Detail Of Ground-floor Entrance And Second-floor Window Enframement, South Elevation Of Central Pavilion

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View To North In Ground-floor Center Hall Of Central Pavilion, Showing Ground-floor Entrance

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View To North Of Staircase Rising From Ground Floor Along East Side Of Central Pavilion

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View To North Along Central Corridor On Second Floor Of Central Pavilion, Toward Main Entrance

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Detail Of Main Entrance (second Floor, North End Of Central Pavilion) And Adjacent Doorway

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View To South Along Central Corridor On Second Floor Of Central Pavilion

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View To West (from Ground Level) Of Interior Of South Wards, West Pavilion

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View To North (from Second Floor Level) Showing Interior Of North Wards, West Pavilion

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View To West Of Iron Staircase At Second Floor Level, West Pavilion

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View To Northeast Showing Interior Of Ward On Fourth Floor, East Of The Central Pavilion

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View To North Along Central Corridor Of Operating Suite On The Fifth (mansard) Floor, Central Pavilion

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1871 Illustration Showing Main (north) Facade; Rooftop Belvederes Served As Ventilation Flues

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-6285
This structure is also documented as Welfare Island, Castle-Hospital, HABS No. NY-6077 (KEY 2/9/2004).

Significance: Opened in 1860, Island Hospital was among New York City's largest institutions for the treatment of illnesses among the poor. It occupied a prominent position near the south end of Blackwell's Island, which during the 19th century was extensively developed by New York City through construction of numerous facilities for the criminal, the insane, and the destitute. Designed by James Renwick, Jr., Island Hospital presented the first use of the Second Empire style for public buildings in the United States and in addition was the architect's first major work in the style.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST SHOWING PRINCIPAL FACADES
2. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST
3. ELEVATION VIEW TO SOUTH OF CENTRAL PAVILION AND HYPHENS
4. DETAIL VIEW OF PRINCIPAL ENTRANCE AND STONE STAIRCASE ON NORTH FACADE, CENTRAL PAVILION
5. VIEW TO NORTHEAST
6. VIEW TO NORTHWEST
7. NORTH END OF WEST PAVILION, VIEW TO EAST
8. SOUTH END OF WEST PAVILION, VIEW TO EAST
9. VIEW TO NORTH SHOWING (L-R) WEST PAVILION, STONECLAD TOILET TOWER, AND PORTION OF CENTRAL PAVILION
10. VIEW TO NORTH SHOWING (L-R) PORTION OF CENTRAL PAVILION, BRICK-CLAD TOILET TOWER, AND EAST PAVILION
11. SOUTH END OF EAST PAVILION, VIEW TO WEST
12. NORTH END OF EAST PAVILION, VIEW TO WEST
13. DETAIL OF GROUND-FLOOR ENTRANCE AND SECOND-FLOOR WINDOW ENFRAMEMENT, SOUTH ELEVATION OF CENTRAL PAVILION
14. VIEW TO NORTH IN GROUND-FLOOR CENTER HALL OF CENTRAL PAVILION, SHOWING GROUND-FLOOR ENTRANCE
15. VIEW TO NORTH OF STAIRCASE RISING FROM GROUND FLOOR ALONG EAST SIDE OF CENTRAL PAVILION
16. VIEW TO NORTH ALONG CENTRAL CORRIDOR ON SECOND FLOOR OF CENTRAL PAVILION, TOWARD MAIN ENTRANCE
17. DETAIL OF MAIN ENTRANCE (SECOND FLOOR, NORTH END OF CENTRAL PAVILION) AND ADJACENT DOORWAY
18. VIEW TO SOUTH ALONG CENTRAL CORRIDOR ON SECOND FLOOR OF CENTRAL PAVILION
19. VIEW TO WEST (FROM GROUND LEVEL) OF INTERIOR OF SOUTH WARDS, WEST PAVILION. POCKETS IN WALLS INDICATE FORMER LOCATION OF FLOORS
20. VIEW TO NORTH (FROM SECOND FLOOR LEVEL) SHOWING INTERIOR OF NORTH WARDS, WEST PAVILION
21. VIEW TO WEST OF IRON STAIRCASE AT SECOND FLOOR LEVEL, WEST PAVILION
22. VIEW TO NORTHEAST SHOWING INTERIOR OF WARD ON FOURTH FLOOR, EAST OF THE CENTRAL PAVILION. UPPER WINDOWS FRAMED IN DORMERS IN THE MANSARD ROOF.
23. VIEW TO NORTH ALONG CENTRAL CORRIDOR OF OPERATING SUITE ON THE FIFTH (MANSARD) FLOOR, CENTRAL PAVILION
24. 1871 ILLUSTRATION SHOWING MAIN (NORTH) FACADE; ROOFTOP BELVEDERES SERVED AS VENTILATION FLUES. (Source: J.F. Richmond, New York and its Institutions, 1609-1871, E.B. Treat, New York, 1871). 25. 'VIEW OF CITY HOSPITAL DISTRICT, BLACKWELL'S ISLAND, FROM MANHATTAN SHORE.' (Source: New York City Department of Public Finance, Real Estate Owned by the City of New York Under Jurisdiction of the Department of Public Charities, 1909.) 26. 'CITY HOSPITAL, BLACKWELL'S ISLAND.' (Source: New York City Department of Public Finance, Real Estate Owned by the City of New York under Jurisdiction of the Department of Public Charities, 1909.) 27. 'CITY HOSPITAL, WELFARE ISLAND.' (Source: New York City Department of Hospitals, First Annual Report, 1929.)


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