Ghost Town - 2


Island Industries - c. 1900

Asylum - c. 1890

Asylum Stairs

These buildings, constructed during a time when quality workmanship was the norm, are not sagging, decaying skeletons. 

Though vandals and the elements have removed much of the wood and glass from these structures, the brick work stands as a solid testimony to the workers who, in their day, built for the future and left behind a window into another century.


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Text, images and page design by NYCHS June 15, 2000 tour participant Michael Harling,
author of Origin of the NYS Bureau of Identification.