Two blocks from Ground Zero and across the street from Oculus Center exists a place of history and a pastoral patch of nature — the churchyard of St. Paul’s Chapel.
The tall trees now block the view of the sizeable steeple. However, you can see the chapel building, completed in 1766. It’s the oldest continuously used public building in New York City.
Remarkably, the chapel survived the 2001 9/11 attacks without a broken window and the great fire of 1776. Erosion has taken its toll on the gravestones, however. Most are no longer identifiable.
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