Friday, February 13, 2009

Facts and Findings - St. Mark's Church

Our staff recently visited St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery, the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in the city and a registered New York City Landmark. It was built by Peter Stuyvesant's great-grandson in 1799 on the plantation (or bouwerie) where Peter Stuyvesant's private chapel once stood, back when much of lower Manhattan was still farmland. The church is the burial site for a number of famous New Yorkers, including two mayors, members of the Beekman and Tompkins families, and, of course, Peter Stuyvesant.

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