Values and Site Management: New Case Studies
Two historic structures at Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada, which commemorates immigration. Grosse Île's oldest remaining building, the Lazaretto (above), constructed in 1847, was designed to house healthy immigrants. However, it was converted to a hospital, treating victims of smallpox and of the 1847 typhus epidemic that killed over 3,000 Irish immigrants. Photo: Marta de la Torre.