Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital

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Ellis Island
Ellis Island from Staten Island Ferry (7208224926).jpg
Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital
Location Ellis Island
Jersey City, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°41′58.4″N 74°2′22.5″W / 40.699556°N 74.039583°W / 40.699556; -74.039583Coordinates: 40°41′58.4″N 74°2′22.5″W / 40.699556°N 74.039583°W / 40.699556; -74.039583
Elevation 7 ft (2.1 m)[1]
Built 1902
Architectural style(s) Georgian Revival[2]
Governing body National Park Service
Official name: Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island
Designated October 15, 1966[3]
Reference No. 66000058
Official name: Statue of Liberty National Monument
Designated added October 15, 1965[4]

The Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital was a hospital that operated on Ellis Island from 1902 to 1930.[5][6] The abandoned buildings were made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument by proclamation of President Lyndon Johnson in 1965.[7] and contributing properties to the United States historic district in 1966.[8] 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 the island remains off-limits to the general public. Efforts to restore the hospital buildings and others on the island are being made by government partner Save Ellis Island.


Early 20th century map showing the "Site of Emigrant Hospital"
Ellis Island as seen from the air in the early 1970s, with the hospital at the southern (left) side of the island which had been created with landfill
Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital building.jpg


The history of the hospital was chronicled in the 2008 documentary film, Forgotten Ellis Island, a multi-year effort which follows the stories of people who were treated at the hospital and featured footage of the abandoned buildings in the early 2000s.[5]


  1. ^ "Ellis Island - Hudson County, New Jersey.". USGS. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  2. ^ http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pnp/habshaer/ny/ny2300/ny2376/data/ny2376data.pdf
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Proclamation 3656 - Adding Ellis Island to the Statue of Liberty National Monument". 2010-04-05. 
  5. ^ a b Chan, Sewell (26 October 2011). "Ellis Island’s Forgotten Hospital". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Haberrman, Clyde (March 3, 1998), "The Other Ellis Island", New York Times Magazine, retrieved 2012-12-27 
  7. ^ "Ellis Island Time". Staue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. 2003-01-16. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  8. ^ National Register of Historic Places

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