St Pauls Chapel: Possibly NYC Most Historic Building?

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This is a photograph of Saint Paul’s Chapel located at 209 Broadway, between Fulton Street and Vesey Street, in Lower Manhattan. This chapel has a lot of significance to the city of New York. Built in 1766, it is the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan and also happens to be where I was confirmed. Along with many other historic tokens such as being the place where George Washington, John Adams, and both houses of congress came following their Inauguration to Presidency, to serving as a place of rest and refuge for recovery workers at the WTC site in ’01.

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This chapel best resembles that of The Pantheon. One similarity between St Paul’s Chapel and that of the Pantheon is that at one time they were both used for religious purposes. I also noticed that the chapel of the Parish of Trinity Church (where Alexander Hamilton is buried) was built with brownstone quoins and has four pillar like columns that best resemble the ionic column style of Greek architecture like the Corinthian columns, They both share frieze, capital and base. Another similarity they share is that they both serve the same purpose: secure the building structure. The two columns also share similarities in terms of their physical appearance. I would even go as far as saying the way these building were built could also symbolize Aphrodite and her beauty. Both buildings are undoubtedly well constructed and are a beaut to the eye. Everything about the chapel structurally is perfectly thought out and appealing: just as some might say is like Aphrodite.

-Team Jupiter, Shamiso Tunduwani

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