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Happy Anniversary, St. Paul's NYC!

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#Newyorkcity "The Little Church That Stood"
250 Years of St. Paul's Chapel 209 Broadway, NYC
30 October 2016 marks the 250th anniversary of a little (by NYC standards) church on Broadway, the last remaining colonial religious structure in the city. Constructed in 1766 as a convenience for "uptown" parishioners, it survived  fires that burned the neighborhood in the late 18th century and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers across the street in 2001. President George Washington worshiped there often, no doubt when it was owned by the Church of England, as the "Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America" was not incorporated in New York State until 1821.

The Chapel has been renovated more than once, the most recent before the current renovation was completed in the 1960s. The interior shots featured below reflect the 60s renovation's color choices of blue ceilings and pink w…