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Ellis Island Recreation Shelter to receive an award from Preservation New Jersey

The Restoration of the Ellis Island Recreation Shelter has come to completion and the building is now set to receive an award from Preservation New Jersey.

Constructed in 1938, the Ellis Island Recreation shelter (otherwise known as the Recreation Pavilion) was built to serve as a place of outdoor respite for immigrants who were confined to one of the hospitals due to illness and is now one of the last existing buildings on the island.

Thaler Reilly Wilson was brought on the project in 2014 to restore this historically rich structure and completed the renovation this year.

Following recent completion, the project has now received a Historic Preservation Award from Preservation New Jersey.

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