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restoration

As primer goes up on the roof and on the chapel walls, the chandeliers are temporarily coming down.

The chandeliers were purchased in 1802 and originally held candles. In 1856, St. Paul’s Chapel was converted to gaslight and the chandeliers were given to upstate churches. Sometime between 1913 and 1925, the chandeliers were purchased back from these churches

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In mid-August 2015, the seven foot tall statue of St. Paul that had adorned St. Paul's Chapel since 1766 was removed for restoration. Later this month, St. Paul will return to the chapel. The Tribeca Trib recently wrote an article about the restoration

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Have you heard the legend of the statue of St. Paul that stands above the chapel's east portico? It was told to children in early-to-mid nineteenth century New York City: when St. Paul heard the City Hall clock strike twelve midnight, he flew down to the water pump for a drink—and if you happened to be passing on the street at that
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