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St. Paul's Chapel
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Owner description: The chapel is closed for restoration until work is completed in the fall. The churchyard will remain open. St. Paul's Chapel is part of Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish that has been a part of New York City since 1697. The parish is deeply rooted in the city’s and the nation’s history. Established during the British occupation of New York and recognized by royal charter, Trinity was the first Anglican Church (which followed the services of the Church of England and included the King or Queen in its prayers) in Manhattan. St. Paul's Chapel was founded in 1766 as a chapel-of-ease at Broadway and Fulton Street. George Washington prayed there after his inauguration as President in 1789. Located just across the street from the World Trade Center, St. Paul’s played an important role in hosting recovery workers after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stopped by St. Paul's Chapel, having read about the role it played in the aftermath of 9/11. The information boards in the small chapel were very interesting and the story they told of the recovery operation very moving. It is impossible to imagine how it was at that time, but visiting the chapel did give a little insight into the lives of the recovery workers and the enormity of their task.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stopped here before visiting the 9/11 Memorial. This chapel was very much involved with the aftermath of that terrible atrocity. Rescue workers came here for rest, and perhaps the most poignant reminder is the marks on the pews made by their boots. There are many messages from around the world, flags, a bell donated by the City of London and a banner from the people of Oklahoma - see the photo. Anyone visiting the World Trade Centre site should come here. I could not understand the point F Lee from Aberyswyth was making by comparing this chapel with St. Peter's (I assume) in Rome. How could you?

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This building did indeed make it through the terrorist attacks relatively unscathed. You are not coming here to see a large Cathedral or grand building in any sense of the word. No great works of art, no giant fountains. It's just a small church that holds an important place in New York's early history although It's the relatively recent history that has endeared it to many living New Yorkers hearts. It was a quiet place to talk or get a little rest and some food/ water, even lip balm while spending time down at the trade center site. It was especially needed at the very beginning when there were no government agencies involved in the "human needs" end of the work, that took a little time to set up. I remember sitting in the quiet loft area reading just some of the thousands upon thousands of letters from school children addressed to " Dear rescue workers" or even " Dear people of New York". How I wish they knew how good it made me feel to read them at that time. I visit several times a year with family and always on 9-11. Visit while in the area, it won't take long but you will remember it.

Thank wocaplel
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We visited a couple of years ago. Very moved by the history of the place in regards to 9/11, but it's history as an early American church is very interesting, too. If you are visiting the 9/11 memorial, do check it out.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

A beautiful little Chapel, amazed to see it survived. A lovely place for people to go to and pay their respects and to reflect. Lots of interesting and moving memorabilia inside. A must visit.

Thank VeraD21
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