*The Pavilion building, built in was originally an insane asylum for women. It handled the overflow from the asylum on Roosevelt Island, and typically received chronic cases. In the it saw its final use as a drug rehab facility called Phoenix House.
Island of the dead Hart Island New York wasn't always a cemetery. It became a burial ground in prior to that, it had been the site of a Civil War prison camp for Confederate soldiers, a tuberculosis hospital and an insane asylum.
The decaying abandoned prison workhouse on Hart Island in New York on March 2014 The island, occupying 101 acres in the Long Island Sound on the eastern edge of the Bronx, contains the largest cemetery in the US.
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What We Found at Hart Island, The Largest Mass Grave Site In the U.S.
The largest mass grave in the usa is Hart Island NY. If you were unlucky enough to not claim your relatives body within two weeks (or less) they were dumped here in an unmarked grave, never to be found.