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Old St. Peterís Church

Landmark of New York

 
 
Old St. Peterís Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
1. Old St. Peterís Church Marker
Inscription. Here worships New York Stateís oldest Roman Catholic parish organized in 1785. The first church on this site built a year later, remained until 1836. The present building, whose Greek Revival design is attributed to Isaiah Rogers, was blessed by Bishop John Hughes in 1838.
 
Erected 1962 by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 42.755′ N, 74° 0.574′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Barclay Street and Church Steet on Barclay Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 Barclay Street, New York NY 10007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Peter's Free School (here, next to this marker); Pierre Toussaint (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Elizabeth Ann Baley Seaton (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Thomas Dongan (a few steps from this marker); Deo Magno Aeterno (a few steps from this marker); New York County Lawyers Association (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tree of Hope (about 300 feet away); George Frederick Cooke (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Church of St. Peter
Old St. Peterís Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
2. Old St. Peterís Church Marker
. Old St. Peter's is the Mother Church of Catholic New York, as it is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in New York City and New York State. The Roman Catholic Church was not permitted to function in New York during the Dutch and British colonial periods, except for the administration of Gov. Thomas Dongan (1683-88), who was himself Catholic. (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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