This historic site in New York City is one of the most famous and popular churches in the whole State of New York.
Trinity Church’s first building was constructed in 1698 after a small group of Anglicans successfully petitioned Royal Governor Benjamin Fletcher for a charter. The church would be destroyed by 1776, when the Great Fire of New York reduced hundreds of city buildings to rubble.
By 1790, a new larger church was consecrated and would serve for nearly fifty years, being visited by notable individuals of the era like George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, but after damage from heavy snows between 1838 and 1839, it was ultimately torn down.
The third and current church building was built between 1839 and 1846. This gothic-revival structure was designed by Richard Upjohn. For over twenty years, it would stand as the tallest structure in the United States until the completion of St. Michael’s Church in Chicago.
Trinity Church Cemetery
Trinity Church’s cemetery opened in 1697 and is the final resting place for many prominent individuals in New York City history. Interred here are: