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Trinity Church

  • Also Known As: Trinity Church and Graveyard

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1756/10/22 Paul Richard Died Paul Richard dies in New York City, New York. His remains were buried in Trinity Church under the chancel, which in the ancient structure was at the east end of the sanctuary.
1775/10/18 Michael Cresap Dies Michael Cresap dies in New York on the way home from Boston. He was laid to rest in Trinity Churchyard.
1776/09/20 The first Trinity Church building is destroyed in the Great New York City Fire of 1776. Great New York City Fire of 1776
1783/01/15 William Alexander Died William Alexander, Lord Stirling dies in Albany. He is buried in the Churchyard of Trinity Church.
1794/01/25 William Magee Seton Groom Rt Rev Samuel Provoost, first Protestant Episcopal Bishop of New York, joins Elizabeth Bayley and William Magee Seton in holy matrimony at Trinity Episcopal Church. Marriage of Elizabeth Bayley and William Magee Seton
1794/01/25 Elizabeth Ann Seton Bride Rt Rev Samuel Provoost, first Protestant Episcopal Bishop of New York, joins Elizabeth Bayley and William Magee Seton in holy matrimony at Trinity Episcopal Church. Marriage of Elizabeth Bayley and William Magee Seton
1794/11/22 John Alsop Final resting place Died
1797/05/14 Walter Livingston Final Resting Place Died in New York City, buried at Trinity Churchyard
1839/00/00 Paul Richard Died Excavation for the foundations of the present church begin. During the digging, fragments of the tombstone of Paul Richard are discovered.
1846/00/00 Richard Upjohn Architect The present Trinity Church is completed.
1846/12/09 Charlotte Astor Bride Charlotte Augusta Gibbes and John Jacob Astor III are joined in holy matrimony at Trinity Church in New York City. Marriage of Charlotte Augusta Gibbes and John Jacob Astor III
1846/12/09 John Jacob Astor III Groom Charlotte Augusta Gibbes and John Jacob Astor III are joined in holy matrimony at Trinity Church in New York City. Marriage of Charlotte Augusta Gibbes and John Jacob Astor III
1848/03/29 John Jacob Astor Died John Jacob Astor dies. A monument for him is at Trinity Churchyard (74 Trinity Pl), but his remains are in the Astor Vault in the Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum located at 770 Riverside Dr between 153rd St and 155th St.
1877/00/00 Frederick Clarke Withers Architect Reredos and altar are instaled in memory of William Backhouse Astor Sr, designed by architect Frederick Clarke Withers, 1876-1877.
1877/00/00 William Backhouse Astor Sr In Memoriam Reredos and altar are instaled in memory of William Backhouse Astor Sr, designed by architect Frederick Clarke Withers, 1876-1877.
1879/01/02 Kate Annette Wetherill Bride Kate Annette Smith weds Episcopal priest, Rev Joseph Bloomfield Wetherill of Philadelphia. The union will produce three children.
1884/02/07 Stanford White Groom Bessie Springs Smith marries Stanford White at Trinity Church, New York City. Marriage of Bessie Springs Smith and Stanford White
1884/02/07 Bessie Springs Smith White Bride Bessie Springs Smith marries Stanford White at Trinity Church, New York City. Marriage of Bessie Springs Smith and Stanford White
1890/00/00 William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor Benefactor Bas reliefs Bronze doors, conceived by Richard Morris Hunt, are funded by William W Astor in memory of John Jacob Astor III. The 10 ft x 8.5 ft portal is executed by J Woodley Gosling at the Henry Bonnard Bronze Company.
1890/00/00 Richard Morris Hunt Architect Bas reliefs Bronze doors, conceived by Richard Morris Hunt, are funded by William W Astor in memory of John Jacob Astor III. The 10 ft x 8.5 ft portal is executed by J Woodley Gosling at the Henry Bonnard Bronze Company.
1890/00/00 Henry-Bonnard Bronze Co Foundry Bas reliefs Bronze doors, conceived by Richard Morris Hunt, are funded by William W Astor in memory of John Jacob Astor III. The 10 ft x 8.5 ft portal is executed by J Woodley Gosling at the Henry Bonnard Bronze Company.
1890/00/00 J Woodley Gosling Foundry Bas reliefs Bronze doors, conceived by Richard Morris Hunt, are funded by William W Astor in memory of John Jacob Astor III. The 10 ft x 8.5 ft portal is executed by J Woodley Gosling at the Henry Bonnard Bronze Company.
1893/00/00 John Massey Rhind Sculptor Bronze doors, conceived by Richard Morris Hunt, are installed. East door created by Karl Bitter, south door by J Massey Rhind and north door by Charles Henry Niehaus. The doors are a gift from William Waldorf Astor in memory of John Jacob Astor III.
1893/00/00 Karl Bitter Sculptor Bronze doors, conceived by Richard Morris Hunt, are installed. East door created by Karl Bitter, south door by J Massey Rhind and north door by Charles Henry Niehaus. The doors are a gift from William Waldorf Astor in memory of John Jacob Astor III.
1893/00/00 Charles Henry Niehaus Sculptor Bronze doors, conceived by Richard Morris Hunt, are installed. East door created by Karl Bitter, south door by J Massey Rhind and north door by Charles Henry Niehaus. The doors are a gift from William Waldorf Astor in memory of John Jacob Astor III.
1917/05/31 Joseph Hodges Choate In Memoriam A memorial service for Joseph Hodges Choate is held at Trinity Church on Broadway in New York City.

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Chapel of the Intercession Complex and Trinity Cemetery
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Particulars for Trinity Church:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Cemetery
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 8th December 1976

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Trinity Church and Graveyard
Registry Address: Broadway and Wall St.
Registry Number: 76001252
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Upjohn,Richard
Architectural Style: Gothic revival
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Cemetery, Religious property
Period of Significance: 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1846
Historic Function: Religion, Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure, Cemetery
Current Function: Religion, Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure Cemetery

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