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Studying Building Conditions on Ellis Island’s South Side

Studying Building Conditions on Ellis Island’s South Side
Studying Building Conditions on Ellis Island’s South Side
-The Conservancy Team arriving at Ellis Island, from left – Ed Meade, Robert Silman Associates; Richard Southwick, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects; John McInnes Save Ellis Island; and Mark Weber, New York Landmarks Conservancy. Photo Credit: Alex Herrera, NYLC.

The Conservancy helped stabilize the former hospital buildings on the South Side of Ellis Island in 1998 (read more). We studied the buildings again recently to help Save Ellis Island (SEI), the non-profit promoting the South Side, plan future priority repairs.

SEI conducts “hard hat” tours of the hospital complex for some 30,000 visitors each year. The continued stabilization of the buildings is essential to SEI’s mission and programs. Conservancy Board Member Ed Meade, Director of Historic Preservation at SILMAN, and Conservancy Staff Alex Herrera and Mark Weber prepared a preliminary report highlighting some initial work.