the New Jersey Governor's Advisory Committee on the Preservation
and Use of Ellis Island.
WELCOME TO ELLIS ISLAND
From 1954 to 1997 Ellis Island was abandoned. During
this time weather and vandals took it's toll on the building and
In 1990 the Great Hall was restored but the most
of the island remained fenced off and abandoned.
In 1999 an effort was mounted to save the many neglected
building and facilities. These images were captured prior to the
first phase; stabilization.
Virtual Tour of Ellis Island by Jim
360° Virtual Tour
Photographed Spring, 1999
photograph by The U.S. Geological Survey
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