Ellis Island, New York Harbor, New York County, NY
Significance: Ellis Island, the preeminent immigration station in the United States from 1892 to 1954, is actually an interlocking series of three islands in New York Harbor. Island 1's main function was processing immigrants and it holds the Main Immigration Station. Though expanded with landfill, Island 1 includes the original small natural island. Islands 2 and 3 are entirely manmade and housed the U.S. Public Health Service hospitals. A significant amount of Ellis Island is covered in buildings, making the buildings themselves one of the primary features of the Island's landscape. The buildings were organized in a linear, roughly northwest-southeast pattern with open courtyard green spaces between structures, creating a major and consistent characteristic of the islands.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N98
Survey number: HALS NY-9
Building/structure dates: 1899-1901 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1905-1937 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 2000-2002 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000058