3. There Used to be a Waterway Between the Hospital Complexes

Ellis-Island-Aerial-View-Fairchild-Survey-2Fairchild Aerial Survey photo, in public domain

On the southside of the island, there are two rows of hospital complexes surrounded by a large field. The field was originally a waterway that was filled in during the 1920s and landscaped in the 1930s, part of the New Deal.