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St. Paul's Chapel

Landmarks of New York

 
 
St. Paul's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
1. St. Paul's Chapel Marker
Inscription. This famous example of Georgian architecture built 1764-1766, with spire and portico added 1794-1796, is the only church structure surviving the colonial era of New York City. The design by Thomas mcBean closely followed that of St. Martin-in-the-Fields by James Gibbs. President Washington was a regular attendant following his inauguration in 1789 when New York was the national capital.
 
Erected 1957 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 42.666′ N, 74° 0.533′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Vesey Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Click for map. The marker is on the left side of the exterior wall of the St. Paul's Chapel. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remains of Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery (here, next to this marker); Richard Montgomery (a few steps from this marker); Saint Paulís Chapel (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named
St. Paul's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander
2. St. Paul's Chapel Marker
St. Paulís Chapel (a few steps from this marker); 100 Year-Old Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell of Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic St. Paulís Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Churchyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Trust's "Landmarks of New York". A long-time crusader for preservation, the Municipal Art Society joined with The New York Community Trust in 1956 to begin the “Landmarks of New York” project. (Submitted on October 27, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNotable BuildingsPatriots & PatriotismPolitics
 
Registered National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
3. Registered National Historic Landmark Marker
St. Paul's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
4. St. Paul's Chapel
St. Paul's Chapel Spire image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
5. St. Paul's Chapel Spire
St. Paul's Chapel Interior image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
6. St. Paul's Chapel Interior
George Washington's Pew in St. Paul's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
7. George Washington's Pew in St. Paul's Chapel
George Washington worshipped at St. Paul's during his Presidency until 1790 when the capital moved to Philadelphia.
Post 9-11 World Trade Center View image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
8. Post 9-11 World Trade Center View
Looking out to where the World Trade Center used to stand, from the St. Paul's Chapel cemetery. Standing just across the street from the WTC, the chapel was saved by a 100-year-old Sycamore - subject of its own historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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