Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: November 1, 1986, November 1990, May 6, 2009
We first visited this National Historic Landmark church the day before we ran the 1986 New York City Marathon. The church, the cemetery and green space looked so surreal and out of place, suddenly appearing from the surrounding skyscrapers. I was not allowed to take photos inside the church, but the architecture and stained-glass windows were exquisite. Outside you can see the bizarre trees, and adjacent to the church was the Trinity Courtyard. Buried on the grounds are Alexander Hamilton, many early pioneers, and important New Yorkers.
As for the church’s history, this episcopal church located at an important site during the American Revolution, is tucked in by the giant skyscrapers of the Manhattan Financial District at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway. It is opposite the US Federal Reserve Building and the New York Stock Exchange. The church was built in 1846 and was the tallest building in the USA until 1869.