Saint Paul's Chapel, New York City

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    St. Paul's Chapel

    by yooperprof Written Jun 7, 2005

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    Favorite thing: St. Paul's Chapel is owned by Trinity Church - the Episcopal congregation further down Broadway which once owned most of lower Manhattan. The Chapel here is a survivor - first of the devastating 1776 fire which cleared much of the city - and more recently, of the 9/11 calamity, when destruction at the World Trade Center immediately across the street threatened to set ablaze the chapel roof.

    For weeks after 9/11, the churchyard here was covered in several feet of debris. The Chapel played an important role in providing non-denominational relief and spiritual space for the rescue and clean-up crews.

    The plane trees in the churchyard remind me of London.

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