Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church, New York City

#49 of 118 in Historic Sites in New York City
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, at 22 Barclay Street at the corner of Church Street in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1836-40 and was designed by John R. Haggerty and Thomas Thomas in the Greek Revival style, with six Ionic columns. The church opened February 25, 1838 with Right Rev. Bishop Hughes officiating. Dr. Power preached the Dedication sermon and Mozart's Grand Mass (the 12th) was performed.
The parish, part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in New York State, and the building replaced an earlier one built in 1785-86. The original church was used for worship until 1834 when it was replaced by the present structure.

The church was designated a New York City landmark in 1965 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The present church has been declared a landmark by federal, state and city agencies.

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  • If you are visiting the nearby 9/11 Memorial and Museum, this small historic church is a good place to pause and reflect, light a candle or say a quick prayer. It dates back to 1838 and Billy The Kid....  more »
  • St Peter's is a small church near the 9/11 museum and memorial. Outside of the church, the 9/11 cross is on the sidewalk. As you walk up to the church, you see several statues of saints. The saints...  more »
  • This is a beautiful church where the priest from the church on the day of 9/11 died and people brought his body back to the church and placed it.on the altar. Wow!!! Very peaceful place with so much history.😀😃
  • This is a beautiful and historic church in downtown Manhattan. A block or two north of the 9/11 National Memorial. There are multiple Masses held daily. Morning and noon, and 1pm. Plan to visit for Mass.

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