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TRW and Save Ellis Island Honored for Restoring Historic Pavilion: Preserving a Legacy on Ellis Island

Preserving a Legacy on Ellis Island

TRW was recently honored with the ‘Preservation Projects Award’ at the 2023 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony for our work to restore Ellis Island’s 86-year-old Recreation Pavilion. We share this honor with Save Ellis Island, Inc., a non-profit of the National Parks Service that raises funds to rehabilitate 29 historic, unrestored buildings that remain on Ellis Island.

The Pavilion was constructed under Federal oversight through the “New Deal” program in 1937. Originally part of a larger project to develop multi-use recreational facilities at the nation’s busiest immigration station, the Pavilion was the last active phase of construction at the Ellis Island Immigration Station during the 1930s. It was used by the Public Health Service and the U.S. Coast Guard until the Island closed in 1954.

Preservation Projects Award for Restoration of Ellis Island Recreation Pavilion (

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