New York NY (19) – St. Paul’s Chapel

The oldest surviving church in Manhattan is located at 209 Broadway. Even though this church is filled with historical and colorful facts, I was very appreciative of its’ aid in the September 11 disaster.

The rear of the church faces World Trade Center and survived with only minor damage of smoke and dirt to the organ. It served as a place of rest and refuge for recovery workers and volunteers. Hundreds of individuals worked 12 hour shifts around the clock to help in any way they can.

St. Paul's Chapel shows its' splendour

St. Paul’s Chapel shows its’ splendour

 

 

You see how close it was to the World Trade Center and now Ground Zero

You can see how close it was to the World Trade Center.  The cranes in the background are working away for the new Tower.

 

 

Not one headstone was overturned on September 11

Not one headstone was overturned on September 11

 

 

The altar

The altar

 

 

The smoke damaged organ has been completed restored

The smoke damaged organ has been completed restored

 

 

Keeping the memory alive

Keeping the memories alive

 

 

Police badges from around the world

Police badges from around the world

 

 

Words of gratitude

Words of gratitude

 

 

No description required

No description required

 

 

Thank you

Thank you to all the men and women who risked their lives for the safety of others.

 

 

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