Kingston, New York, USA, This building was a pest house at one time & fell into disrepair. It has been restored and is now a private residence. best seen in full view
A pest house, pesthouse or fever shed was a type of building used for persons afflicted with communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, smallpox or typhus. Often used for forcible quarantine, many towns and cities had one or more pesthouses accompanied by a cemetery or a waste pond nearby for disposal of the dead.