On this day, May 9th, St. Mark's Church-in-the Bowery is completed and consecrated in 1799. It is New York's oldest site of continuous religious worship and the second oldest church in Manhattan. In 1650 Petrus Stuyvesant, governor of New Amsterdam, built a family chapel on the present day site of St. Mark's. In 1793, Stuyvesant's great grandson sold the chapel property to the Episcopal Church for $1 in order to build a church for the community.
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