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The Building

 
 
The Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
1. The Building Marker
Inscription.  
Andrew Gauthier built St. Paul’s Chapel in 1766 – a perfect example of Georgian Classic-Revival style architecture. Surrounded by farmland and orchard, this remote “country 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1766.
 
Location. 40° 42.691′ N, 74° 0.583′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Vesey Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in the churchyard behind St. Paul’s Chapel. 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); St. Paul's Chapel - the Building (here, next to this marker); Majors Job Sumner and John Lucas (a few steps from this marker); Standing Against All Odds (a few steps from this marker);
Marker in St. Paul's Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
2. Marker in St. Paul's Churchyard
The back side of the church can be seen on the left in the photo.
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The Churchyard (a few steps from this marker); Bell of Hope (a few steps from this marker); St. Paul’s and the World Trade Center (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 right side of the marker contains a photo of St. Paul’s Chapel.
 
Regarding 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 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
3. St. Paul's Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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