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Saint Paul's Church

National Historic Site - New York

Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site is located at 897 South Columbus Avenue in Mount Vernon, New York, just north of the New York City borough of The Bronx. Saint Paul's Church is one of New York's oldest parishes and was used as a military hospital after the American Revolutionary War Battle of Pell's Point in 1776. The 5-acre (20,000 m2) cemetery surrounding the church is also within the historic site and contains an estimated 9,000 burials dating from 1704.

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Saint Paul's Church NHS https://www.nps.gov/sapa/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Paul's_Church_National_Historic_Site Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site is located at 897 South Columbus Avenue in Mount Vernon, New York, just north of the New York City borough of The Bronx. Saint Paul's Church is one of New York's oldest parishes and was used as a military hospital after the American Revolutionary War Battle of Pell's Point in 1776. The 5-acre (20,000 m2) cemetery surrounding the church is also within the historic site and contains an estimated 9,000 burials dating from 1704. Since 1665, Saint Paul's Church played a vital role in the colonial life of Eastchester, 20 miles north of New York City. Townspeople voted at the nearby Village Green; local militia drilled outside its doors. But the American Revolution changed everything. American, British and Hessian troops tore down the old wooden meetinghouse for firewood and used the unfinished stone chapel as a hospital. Take the 5 Lexington Avenue (green) line to the Dyre Avenue station in the Bronx, the last stop. Proceed north to E. 233rd Street and make a right, going east. Walk several blocks. Make a left onto Provost, heading north. Provost becomes S. Third Ave. Continue north on S. Third Avenue to the stop sign on the right at the Salvation Army. Make a right at stop sign onto S. Columbus. Saint Paul's will be on your right. Walk from the subway to the site should be about 15 minutes, approximately 2/3 of a mile. Rebecca Turner gravesite Rebecca Turner gravesite A former enslaved person, Rebecca Turner attended the church and is buried in the cemetery. A local elementary school is named after her. Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site The church was originally a wooden meetinghouse. This stone structure was still unfinished when US, British and Hessian troops used it for a hospital during the Revolution. Encampment volley Encampment volley History is a blast, especially when costumed Revolutionary War interpreters visit the site during a special event. Local students gather inside Saint Paul's Church Local students gather inside Saint Paul's Church In 2015, local students visited the site to honor Rebecca and Benjamin Turner, two former members of Saint Paul's Church. Local schools have been named after the couple. The restored church pews The restored church pews The pews have been rebuilt to resemble what was here when the stone church was first opened. Sophie Mee: A Special Teacher A profile about a valued local teacher who is buried at St. Paul's Church. The First World War and St. Paul's Church An exploration about World War I and St. Paul's Church Anne Hutchinson's Brief residence near St. Paul's Church An early 20th century re-enactment of a scene from Anne Hutchinson's residence near the area of St. Paul's Church in the 17th century. Woman dressed in colonial clothing, kneeling, with her arms spread out and pointed upward Charles Turnbull: Continental Army artillery officer buried at St. Paul's Sandstone grave marker for Charles Turnbull, a Continental Army artillery officer, buried at St. Paul's Church, who died in 1795, at age 42. Gravestone, with a tripartite top, and inscription, which was chalked over for this photo Rebecca Turner This small granite stone identifies the grave-site of Rebecca Turner, who is buried in the historic cemetery at St. Paul's Church N.H.S. Small grey gravestone, with inscription The Story of an American Family Buried at St. Paul's Ralph Panno, recently buried at St. Paul's, served on a Navy minesweeper in World War II, similar in appearance to this ship. Theodosius Fowler: : Revolutionary War Soldier, Successful Merchant in early America, buried at St. Paul’s Portrait of Theodosius Fowler, 19th century An End and a Beginning: St. Paul's, from church to National Park site A service at St. Paul's Church in the 1970s. men and women kneeling at a church service 2021 Memorial Day Commemoration at St. Paul's This map will help visitors locate the graves of veterans buried at St. Paul's on the self guided Memorial Day tour of the historic cemetery, May 31, 2021. It was created by John R. Wright. Map of cemetery with numbers and pictures Bronze Tablet at St. Paul's Recalls Union Veterans & Patterns of Civil War Memory Plaque installed in 1922 at St. Paul's Church that commemorates the annual Memorial Day assemblages there of Farnsworth Post 170 of the Grand Army of the Republic, the major Union Army, Civil War, veterans' organization. Small, light green, rectangular metal plaque, with inscription, attached to stone side of church Changing Use of Space: History of the Visitors' Center, museum building, at St. Paul's Rev. Harold T. Weigle, Adeline Vitkowski and her husband, returning World War II veteran, Thomas Vitkowski, in the parish hall at St. Paul's Church, 1946,discussing renovations that will be implemented to transform the space into living quarters for the Vitkowskis. a small dog, a man, a woman and a minister standing in a an empty building Frederick Whittaker -- Civil War cavalry officer, best selling author & controversial Custer biographer Cover of one of the many dime novels and adventure stories written by Frederick Whittaker and published by Beadle & Adams in the years after the Civil War. Cover of magazine, shows two men sword fighting in a graveyard The Historic Erben Pipe Organ at St. Paul's A recent image of the Erben pipe organ, constructed in the 1830s, in the gallery at St. Paul's Church. Self Guided Tour of St. Paul's Church Interior of St. Paul's Church Men in Bronze: Commemorating the Revolutionary War at St. Paul's A recent image of the plaque at St. Paul's Church commemorating men buried in the historic cemetery who participated in the political and military struggles of the American Revolution. Bronze plaque with inscription attached to outside of masonry church The Revolutionary War "Neutral Ground" of Westchester County, New York This drawing depicts some of the dangers of the "neutral ground," with soldiers raiding and looting a home, terrorizing a family. Soldier pointing gun at terrified civilian, who is pointing to a fireplace "The Main Body at the Church": St. Paul's and the Revolutionary War Display at St. Paul's features the kinds of medical tools that would have been used in the church when it served as a field hospital, by both sides, during the Revolutionary War.

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