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Ellis Island, Main Building, New York Harbor, New York, New York County, NY



B&W Photos

HB923581
General View Of Main Building From West Across Ferry Slip

HB923582
View From West

HB923583
Southwest Front

HB923584
View From South Across Ferry Slip

HB923585
General View Along Northeast Rear Of Building, From North

HB923586
Northeast Rear, Center Portion Showing Towers

HB923587
Detail Showing West Tower From North

HB923588
Detail Showing North Tower From Northeast

HB923589
Detail Showing South Tower From Southeast

HB923590
Southeast End Of Northeast Rear Side Of Main Building

HB923591
Looking South Along Roof Of Baggage And Dormitory Building Toward Main Building; Statue Of Liberty Is Visible (under Scaffolding) At Far Right

HB923592
Detail Of Copper Cornice

HB923593
Detail Showing Roof Wall And South Tower Of Main Building

HB923594
Detail Showing Section Of Wall Bordering Roof, Southwest Side Of Building

HB923595
Looking Down From Main Building Into North Courtyard

HB923596
Looking Down From Main Building Onto Covered Walkway, North Courtyard

HB923597
Looking South Toward Statue Of Liberty From Roof Of Main Building

HB923598
Large Northeast Room, First Floor, Looking From North Corner To South Corner

HB923599
Large Northeast Room, First Floor, West Corner

HB923600
Large Northeast Room, First Floor, Detail Showing Wall Of Windows And Central Truss

HB923601
Main Room Of First Floor, Looking Southeast Along Southwest Front Wall

HB923602
Main Room Of First Floor, Looking Northwest Toward Large Stairway

HB923603
Main Room Of First Floor, View Of Northeast Wall And Columns

HB923604
Main Room Of First Floor, Detail Showing Triple Window Of Southwest Wall

HB923605
Detail Of An Interior Room, Northwest End Of Building, West Corner, First Floor, Looking Southwest

HB923606
Detail Of Typical Octagonal Brick Column, First Floor, South Quadrant Of Main Building

HB923607
Detail View In Space Adjacent To West Hallway Leading To Large Staircase, First Floor, West Quadrant Of Building

HB923608
Detail Of Large Staircase, Northwest End Of Building, First Floor, Looking Southeast

HB923609
Detail Of Small Interior Stair To Second Floor, First Floor, West Corner Of Building

HB923610
Detail Of Elevator, Second Floor, East Corner, From Southwest

HB923611
View In Great Hall Looking Northwest, Third Floor Of Main Building

HB923612
Detail Of Window, Southwest Wall Of Great Hall, Third Floor

HB923613
Detail Of Window, Southwest Wall Of Great Hall, Third Floor


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-6086-C
Building/structure dates: 1900 initial construction
Significance: Having served as the entrance to the United States at the nation's largest port for over seventy percent of immigrants entering this country from 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island is the most important immigration depot still standing. Over 16 million people passed through the main building on their way to their new homeland.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF MAIN BUILDING FROM WEST ACROSS FERRY SLIP
2. VIEW FROM WEST
3. SOUTHWEST FRONT
4. VIEW FROM SOUTH ACROSS FERRY SLIP
5. GENERAL VIEW ALONG NORTHEAST REAR OF BUILDING, FROM NORTH
6. NORTHEAST REAR, CENTER PORTION SHOWING TOWERS
7. DETAIL SHOWING WEST TOWER FROM NORTH
8. DETAIL SHOWING NORTH TOWER FROM NORTHEAST
9. DETAIL SHOWING SOUTH TOWER FROM SOUTHEAST
10. SOUTHEAST END OF NORTHEAST REAR SIDE OF MAIN BUILDING
11. LOOKING SOUTH ALONG ROOF OF BAGGAGE AND DORMITORY BUILDING TOWARD MAIN BUILDING; STATUE OF LIBERTY IS VISIBLE (UNDER SCAFFOLDING) AT FAR RIGHT
12. DETAIL OF COPPER CORNICE
13. DETAIL SHOWING ROOF WALL AND SOUTH TOWER OF MAIN BUILDING
14. DETAIL SHOWING SECTION OF WALL BORDERING ROOF, SOUTHWEST SIDE OF BUILDING
15. LOOKING DOWN FROM MAIN BUILDING INTO NORTH COURTYARD
16. LOOKING DOWN FROM MAIN BUILDING ONTO COVERED WALKWAY, NORTH COURTYARD
17. LOOKING SOUTH TOWARD STATUE OF LIBERTY FROM ROOF OF MAIN BUILDING
18. LARGE NORTHEAST ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, LOOKING FROM NORTH CORNER TO SOUTH CORNER
19. LARGE NORTHEAST ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, WEST CORNER
20. LARGE NORTHEAST ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, DETAIL SHOWING WALL OF WINDOWS AND CENTRAL TRUSS
21. MAIN ROOM OF FIRST FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTHEAST ALONG SOUTHWEST FRONT WALL
22. MAIN ROOM OF FIRST FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST TOWARD LARGE STAIRWAY
23. MAIN ROOM OF FIRST FLOOR, VIEW OF NORTHEAST WALL AND COLUMNS
24. MAIN ROOM OF FIRST FLOOR, DETAIL SHOWING TRIPLE WINDOW OF SOUTHWEST WALL
25. DETAIL OF AN INTERIOR ROOM, NORTHWEST END OF BUILDING, WEST CORNER, FIRST FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
26. DETAIL OF TYPICAL OCTAGONAL BRICK COLUMN, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH QUADRANT OF MAIN BUILDING
27. DETAIL VIEW IN SPACE ADJACENT TO WEST HALLWAY LEADING TO LARGE STAIRCASE, FIRST FLOOR, WEST QUADRANT OF BUILDING
28. DETAIL OF LARGE STAIRCASE, NORTHWEST END OF BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
29. DETAIL OF SMALL INTERIOR STAIR TO SECOND FLOOR, FIRST FLOOR, WEST CORNER OF BUILDING
30. DETAIL OF ELEVATOR, SECOND FLOOR, EAST CORNER, FROM SOUTHWEST
31. VIEW IN GREAT HALL LOOKING NORTHWEST, THIRD FLOOR OF MAIN BUILDING
32. DETAIL OF WINDOW, SOUTHWEST WALL OF GREAT HALL, THIRD FLOOR
33. DETAIL OF WINDOW, SOUTHWEST WALL OF GREAT HALL, THIRD FLOOR


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