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St Marks-In-The-Bowery

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery is the second oldest church in Manhattan and the oldest place of continuous worship in New York City. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1651/03/12 Petrus Stuyvesant Owner Petrus Stuyvesant buys land for a bowery (farm) from the Dutch West India Company, roughly covering east of 4th Ave, from 5th St to 17th St.
1660/00/00 Petrus Stuyvesant Owner Petrus Stuyvesant builds the family chapel in 1660.
1672/08/00 Petrus Stuyvesant Died Peter Stuyvesant dies. He is buried under the Bowery Chapel. Event
1793/00/00 Petrus Stuyvesant sells the bowery to the Episcopal Church for $1, stipulating that a new chapel be built for the village
1799/00/00 Alexander Hamilton Lawyer St Mark's Church organizes as the first Episcopal Parish independent of Trinity Church in the new world
1799/05/09 John McComb Architect St Mark's Church is consecrated, cornerstone laid in 1795
1828/00/00 Ithiel Town Architect Church steeple is erected at St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
1833/06/20 Nicholas Fish Died Nicholas Fish dies in New York City. He is buried in the churchyard of St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery.
1835/00/00 Parish Hall: stone portion by John C Tucker
1838/00/00 Cast and wrought-iron fence erected
1845/02/04 John Lawrence Smith Groom Sarah Nicoll Clinch marries J Lawrence Smith Marriage of Sarah Nicoll Clinch and John Lawrence Smith
1858/00/00 James Bogardus Architect Portico built, attributed to James Bogardus Event
1861/00/00 James Renwick Jr Architect Parish Hall brick addition built at St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
1876/04/12 Cornelia Clinch Stewart Widow Alexander Stewart's funeral is held at St Marks Robbing of A T Stewart's Grave
1876/04/12 Samuel Jones Tilden Pallbearer Alexander Stewart's funeral is held at St Marks Robbing of A T Stewart's Grave
1876/04/12 Alexander Turney Stewart Memoriam Alexander Stewart's funeral is held at St Marks Robbing of A T Stewart's Grave
1878/11/07 Alexander Turney Stewart Corpse A T Stewart Corpse is stolen from St Marks Robbing of A T Stewart's Grave
1892/07/20 Susan Elizabeth Fish Leroy Died Susan Elizabeth Fish Leroy dies in Newport, Rhode Island. She is buried at S Marks Church-In-The-Bowery Churchyard, NYC.

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Particulars for St Marks-In-The-Bowery:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration Birth place or grave
Sight Category Building
Build Attribute Cast iron facade
Architectural Style Georgian
Crime Grave Robbing
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Level of Significance State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 19th June 1972

Registry Name: St.-Marks-In-The-Bowery
Registry Address: E. 10th St. and 2nd Ave.
Registry Number: 72000885
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Town,Ithiel; et al.
Architectural Style: Georgian
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Religious property, Birth place or grave
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1795, 1799
Associated People: Stuyvestant,Peter
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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