"St. Paul's Chapel" Saint Paul Chapel Tip by TexasDave
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Built in 1766, this is the only pre-Revolutionary War church remaining in NYC. George Washington came here to pray after being inaugurated as the 1st president. His personal pew is on display. The interior is lit by impressive Waterford crystal chandeliers.
Due to its proximity to the World Trade Center this was a key resting place for rescue workers after the Sept 11 terrorist attacks. It has now been converted into a memorial shrine for the victims and the rescue workers. One of the cots used by workers remains in place, still grungy but made up.
An interesting detail is in the sunburst above the altar. In two different places the Hebrew tetragrammaton, "YHWH", or Jehovah in English, was engraved .
Address: Broadway, between Fulton and Vesey Sts.
Directions: Lower Manhattan, South of City Hall Park, next to Woolworth Building
Phone: (212) 602-0800
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