Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Blackwell Island Lighthouse

Blackwell Island Lighthouse is also known as the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse and *Welfare Island Lighthouse. It was constructed and opened in 1872. The architecture is Gothic Revival.

Roosevelt Island is located on the East River between Manhattan and Queens.

*The island once had a hospital which housed drunkards, lunatics, debtors, and other downtrodden people, the hospital is now closed. 

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