The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is a city agency that oversees Landmarks Preservation law. This set of laws was established by Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. in 1965 to preserve designated buildings and sites of historic, architectural, or cultural importance. On March 23, 1976, the Smallpox Hospital (which, by then, was a ruin) was designated a New York City Landmark by the commission. These four gorgeous black-and-white photograph were taken circa 1976 and were included in the building’s application for designation.
Today, we have published the full report, which you can find here.