Ellis Island‘s main building is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations.
But much of the island’s been abandoned since the institution closed in 1954 and is now decaying. Nick Carr at ScoutingNY.com revealed photos of the massive compound that extends to the centre of the island.
He was kind enough to share some of the photos with us. Check out his full collection here.
Here’s the main building, where tourists visit:
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
But here’s what the entire compound looks like:
Including these Belgian-style buildings:
Which are severely decaying:
The buildings include what’s left of a hospital (and mental ward):
And tunnels to get from one place to another:
The folks at Save Ellis Island are working to restore parts of the island. They’ve had some success with the old laundry building:
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