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St. Paul’s 250 Lecture

March 8, 2017

Historical Lecture: “St. Paul’s Landmark Building: Change and Continuity”

Presented by Thomas Mellins, Architectural Historian, Author, and Exhibition Curator

Lecture begins at approximately 6:20pm

FREE; please RSVP below


St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan abides as New York’s oldest building in continuous public use, and as a symbol of faith, endurance, and social good. As part of year-long celebration, Trinity Church Wall Street is hosting a series of lectures as well as other special events. 

Mr. Mellins will trace the design and evolution of St. Paul's Chapel as a house of worship, an urban landmark, and a place of pilgrimage. He will explore the building's impact on Lower Manhattan as well as the impact of the emerging skyscraper city on the chapel, chronicling architectural changes and preservation efforts over time. In architectural terms, St. Paul's offers a special opportunity to examine the relationship of authentic Colonial Era architecture and the Colonial Revival style, with the latter's multiple associations and meanings.

A short reception at 6pm will be followed by the talk, at 6:20pm.

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