2. Bloomingdale Asylum Buildings at Columbia University

Columbia University-Bloomingdale Asylum-NYCPhoto from Library of Congress

Columbia University was built on the former Bloomingdale Asylum, a public hospital petitioned for by the doctors at King’s College. Of the original buildings from the Bloomingdale Asylum, only Buell Hall remains but old photographs while Columbia was under construction show wooden houses on the campus that were later demolished, like the one above.

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