New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Seamanís Church Institute
50 Broadway (formerly 241 Water Street), James Stewart Polshek, architect 1991
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The chapels proved so unexpectedly popular with landlubbers that seats had to be reserved for the seafarers, testifying to New Yorkersí love of novelty.
Though the floating chapels are long gone, the Institute has locations throughout the U.S. and serves sailors all over the world. Once operating at 241 Water Street, it has moved its headquarters to 50 Broadway. Its enormous collection of historic items, once on display at its former Water Street location, has been moved to Queens College. Today, 241 Water Street is occupied by the Blue School.
Erected by Alliance for Downtown New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 40° 42.475′ N, 74° 0.157′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 241 Water Street, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 247 Water Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 206 Front Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First ferry service in New York (about 300 feet away); Fulton Fish Waist - 142 Beekman Street (about 300 feet away); 203 Front Street (about 400 feet away); 207 - 211 Water Street (about 400 feet away); Titanic Memorial Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); South Street Seaport (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 7. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.