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St. Paul's Chapel - the Building

 
 
St. Paul's Chapel - the Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2017
1. St. Paul's Chapel - the Building Marker
Inscription.  
St. Paul’s Chapel – the Building

Andrew Gauthier built St. Paul’s Chapel in 1766 – a perfect example of Georgian Classis Revival-style architecture. Once surrounded by farmland and orchards, this remote “country church” (belonging to the Parish of Trinity Church) accommodated parishioners living on the outskirts of town. With the addition of the steeple in 1794, many considered St. Paul’s the most elegant and imposing church edifice in the city. Today, the One World Trade Center tower rises behind St. Paul’s.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 40° 42.693′ N, 74° 0.583′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Broadway and Vesey Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet, Sieur de Rochefontaine (here, next to this marker); The Building (here, next to this marker); Standing Against All Odds
St. Paul's Chapel under renovation image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2014
2. St. Paul's Chapel under renovation
(a few steps from this marker); Majors Job Sumner and John Lucas (a few steps from this marker); The Churchyard (a few steps from this marker); The Fence (a few steps from this marker); Bell of Hope (a few steps from this marker); John Holt (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the St. Paul's Chapel graveyard.
 
Regarding St. Paul's Chapel - the Building. The building is listed in the “American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition”.
 
Also see . . .  The 1766 St. Paul's Chapel -- Broadway and Fulton Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
St. Paul's Chapel - One World Trade Center tower rising beyond image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 10.2011
3. St. Paul's Chapel - One World Trade Center tower rising beyond
St. Paul's Chapel image. Click for full size.
Wurts Brothers (photo courtesy New York Public Library), circa 1890
4. St. Paul's Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on April 2, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 3, 2020