Wednesday, May 3, 2017

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Historical Society Free Lecture, Triboro Hospital: Photographs And Impressions By Charles Giraudet, Thursday May 4

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) presents an ongoing series of free Spring Lectures at the NY Public Library Roosevelt Island branch (524 Main Street).The next lecture is Thursday, May 4. According to the RIHS:

Entrance facade, Triboro Hospital. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-G612-38790

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society
Presents a Free Lecture

Triboro Hospital: Photographs and Impressions

by Charles Giraudet

New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Triboro Hospital, located in Jamaica, Queens, was built to specialize in the treatment of tuberculosis. The facility, which was designed in 1937 and opened in 1941, was constructed during the same era as Welfare (now Roosevelt) Island's Goldwater Hospital.

Photographer Charles Giraudet produced an extensive visual record of Goldwater before its demolition in 2014. As plans for the mostly-abandoned Triboro facility are being evaluated, Mr. Giraudet has created a complete pictorial documentation of that hospital. He will share his photographs and impressions of Triboro at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

This lecture is sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society and supported by Bozzuto Management. It is the third in the Society's series of spring lectures.

This event is FREE and open to the public.