Woman’s Wards At Seaview Turberculosis Hospital

Located on Todt Hill on New York’s Staten Island sit what’s left of eight original pavilions designed in 1905 to house patients with tuberculosis.  Four men’s wards and four womens wards.  Designed by Raymond F. Almirall, the wards were spaced in a fan-like formation in order to maximize sunlight and the curative sea air.  In 1973 the men’s wards were demolished, the women’s wards left to sit, slowly decaying.

This was my 4th or 5th trip back to see these magnificent structures.  This time exclusively photographing with my Fujifilm X-Pro 1.  A camera which I find to be perfect for locations such as this.  My whole kit, consisting of a body and two lenses, the 18mm and 35mm, weigh next to nothing, and I absolutely love the built in grid, level, and timer features.

Here are a few shots from the day.  I shot RAW and processed in Adobe Lightroom 4.

About jeremyharrisphotography

Professional portrait/lifestyle/music photographer based in Brooklyn New York.
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7 Responses to Woman’s Wards At Seaview Turberculosis Hospital

  1. Lance Shows says:

    Beautiful…… haunting, and beautiful.

  2. Henry says:

    Looks like it could be an interesting place to photograph later at night with a few well positioned strobes. Trouble is, I’d be to spooked to concentrate on taking pictures.

  3. Dennis says:

    I believe the location may have been featured in : Session 9 (movie title)

  4. Sir Sherwoood says:

    i am a pneumology fellow, this place and your photos really touched me.
    thanks for sharing

  5. Tim Collins says:

    These are superb, I love this work, a unique insight into a past life of the medical world.

  6. The Peoples Republic of Northumbria says:

    great shots of urban decay,,love it..

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