On Holy Ground - gricketts
Powered by SmugMug Log In

Let The Light Shine On You—New York City

Built in 1846, Trinity Church is Manhattan's oldest public building in continuous use.

When consecrated on Ascension Day May 1, 1846, the soaring spire, surmounted by a gilded cross, dominated the skyline of lower Manhattan. Trinity Church stood as a welcoming beacon to ships sailing into New York Harbor.

Alexander Hamilton is buried in the Trinity Church cemetery, having been killed in an infamous duel with Vice President Aaron Burr. Robert Fulton is also buried in the same cemetery.

On September 11, 2001, as people sought relief from the dust cloud inside the church, debris from the collapse of the first tower of the World Trade Center felled a century old sycamore tree in the churchyard of St. Paul's Chapel, a few blocks north of Trinity Church.

BuildingchurchGlassManhattanNew YorkStained GlassNew York Citylet light shine youGary RickettsCapturing History Through PhotographyReligionholy groundgrickettsPhotography by Gary Ricketts

From Potpourri—Some of This and Some of That