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This strange little portal connected two adjoining patient rooms at the Ellis Island Hospital complex, constructed in 1902 and only used until 1930.  Standing about six feet tall, and only about two feet wide, it was the only such passage on the Island.  Clearly a retrofit added after the construction of the hospital, the reason for building this oddity is unknown to me, or to any Ellis Island historian I’ve spoken to about it.

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