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St. George's Church

 
 
St. George's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
1. St. George's Church Marker
Inscription. St.George's was founded in 1749 as the first chapel of Trinity Church and was located at Beekman and Cliff Streets. Peter G. Stuyvesant donated part of his farm in 1846 and construction was immediately begun by a then independent St. George's.

The new church, designed by Leopold Eidlitz and Otto Blesch, was Romanesque Revival in style and personally funded by William Whitlock,Jr., Senior Warden (1846-1855. Fire destroyed it in 1865 leaving only the walls, towers and spires. Under Eidlitz's direction, it was rebuilt the following year as originally designed. The Rector was Stephen H. Tyng, D.D. (1845-1878) and the Senior Warden Samuel Hopkins (1866-1873). In 1889, the fire-damaged spires were removed.

Plaque presented in 1976 by the descendants of Messrs. Hopkins and Tyng.
 
Erected 1976 by Descendants of Messrs. Hopkins and Tyng.
 
Location. 40° 44.049′ N, 73° 59.086′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Rutherford Place and East 16th Street, on the left when traveling north on Rutherford Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park Dreams, Stuyvesant Park
St. George's Church Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
2. St. George's Church Marker - Wide View
The marker is mounted to the exterior of the church, to the left of the entrance.
(within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn Carriage Block and Hitching Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford Medical (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rutherford Place (about 400 feet away); Pvt. Moses Miller (about 500 feet away); Antonin Dvořák plaque and statue (about 500 feet away); The Famous Czech Composer (about 700 feet away); George Bellows (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  St. George's Episcopal Church (Manhattan) (Wikipedia). "St. George's Episcopal Church is a historic church located at 209 East 16th Street at Rutherford Place, on Stuyvesant Square in Manhattan, New York City. Called "one of the first and most significant examples of Early Romanesque Revival church architecture in America", the church exterior was designed by Charles Otto Blesch and the interior by Leopold Eidlitz. It is one of the two sanctuaries of the Calvary-St. George's Parish." (Submitted on August 7, 2017.) 
 
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<i>St. George's Church (Dr. Tyng)</i> image. Click for full size.
George Stacy, Publisher; image (left side of stereograph) courtesy of the Library of Congress, circa 1860
3. St. George's Church (Dr. Tyng)
<i>Dr. Rainsford's Church, New York</i> image. Click for full size.
Detroit Publishing Company, photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, 1905
4. Dr. Rainsford's Church, New York
St. George's Church image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
5. St. George's Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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