A lovely view of Trinity Church from Wall Street

In the shadowy canyons of the Financial District are two New York City icons. Most recognizable is Trinity Church, whose 281-foot spire was the tallest structure in the city until 1890.

There’s also Federal Hall, built in 1842 on Wall Street, which has had this George Washington statue out front since 1882.

View of Trinity Church From Wall Street, undated

This view was painted by Elizabeth Weber-Fulop. Born in Budapest in 1886, she lived in Europe before moving to Charleston, South Carolina and then Tennessee.

To my knowledge, she never lived in New York. But it’s hard not to see why she was struck by what she saw one sunny, early 20th century day in Lower Manhattan.

Tags: , , , , , ,

9 Responses to “A lovely view of Trinity Church from Wall Street”

  1. A lovely view of Trinity Church from Wall Street | Real Estate Investing Says:

    […] Source: FS – NYC Real Estate A lovely view of Trinity Church from Wall Street […]

  2. Mykola Mick Dementiuk Says:

    I’ve seen that church tower many times over the years, even a few times wandered around the graveyards. That is one place in NYC where I always felt momentarily safe.

    • ephemeralnewyork Says:

      The graveyard is a unique place; a necropolis of early New Yorkers.

      • Tom B Says:

        We have walked this area many times, before and after nine eleven. Got a pic with me and GW. Saw the scars on the House of Morgan. The Graveyard was amazing with names from the beginning of this Country. I like how the Artist shows the sunlight peaking through Broad St on to Wall St. Might be late October.

  3. ehmorris Says:

    Based on the model of the car and the presence of 11 Wall Street (1922) I’d guess this painting was made in the 30s.

  4. Philip J. Curtin Says:

    For years I looked down on the graveyard from my office at 19 Rector Street. A humbling reminder.
    Phil Curtin

  5. Andrada Costoiu Says:

    It’s a beautiful artwork!

    • ephemeralnewyork Says:

      I agree, and Trinity Church’s beauty and significance is definitely humbling. The cemetery is an intriguing place to walk around and feel the ghosts of another Manhattan.

  6. countrypaul Says:

    Gorgeous. For better or worse – mostly better – there’s nothing like New York.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: