Trinity Church

New York, United States

Known for its history, location, architecture and endowment, Trinity Church is a traditional high church, with an active parish centered around the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion in missionary, outreach, and fellowship.

The current building is the third constructed for Trinity Church, and was designed by Richard Upjohn in the Gothic Revival style. The first Trinity Church building was a single-story rectangular structure facing the Hudson River, which was constructed in 1698 and destroyed in the Great New York City Fire of 1776. The second Trinity Church was built facing Wall Street and was consecrated in 1790. The current church building was erected from 1839 to 1846 and was the tallest building in the United States until 1869, as well as the tallest in New York City until 1890. In 1876–1877 a reredos and altar were erected in memory of William Backhouse Astor Sr., to the designs of architect Frederick Clarke Withers.

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Founded: 1839-1846
Category: Religious sites in United States

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Lori Smith (6 days ago)
I HIGHLY recommend coming around a holy holiday. We came in about an hour after the final Easter Monday service. The flowers were divine and the organist was still playing. It was wonderful.
Robert Fabrowski (42 days ago)
I did like it !!! Great architecture but where the Spirit are... nowadays...hmmm
Charle-John Cafiero (4 months ago)
Love the inclusive POV of the clergy and their sence of spirtual importance. Their dedication to the community is outstanding. Doesn't hurt they have the best muscial liturgical chiors. Cant wait for the premier of the new organ
Susan Hoffman (6 months ago)
I have wanted to visit for many years, so glad I did. Shame that so much security has to be in a place of worship but I understand. There is such a sense of history sitting in the church, the architecture, the skills used, the designs. All of it is just amazing.
Mei Li Jin (8 months ago)
I didnt have the chance to go inside but it looks gorgeus outside great architecture and I absolutely love the spot to take beautiful pictures I would recomment to come here this part of the city is one of my favotite places in NY. The architecture is magnificent
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