An early morning bike ride to the local ruins 

To learn more, check out the epi…

An early morning bike ride to the local ruins 🌇🏚️🚲

To learn more, check out the episodes about the Renwick Smallpox Hospital; search Buried Secrets Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts (+ link in bio.)

“Located at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, this fine Gothic Revival structure was originally constructed for the treatment of that “loathsome malady,” smallpox, and for many years was New York City’s only such institution. It is now a picturesque ruin, one which could readily serve as the setting for a 19th century “Gothick” romance.
… The Smallpox Hospital could easily become the American equivalent of the great Gothic ruins of England, such as the late 13th century Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire, which has been admired and cherished since the 18th century as a romantic ruin.”

-1976 Landmark Preservation Commission Report on the Renwick Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island

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