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A view of Trinity Church as it appeared on October 3, 1942.  Click here to see more Then and Now shots from that day.

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  1. mayumi says:

    Hi, I’m a Japanese and I just happened to find this page. The change of Trinity Church was one of the most impressive event to me. I lived in Manhattan in 1988 and 1989, and when I visited later in 1997, it was changed. Because the church was the most impressive church when I visited in NY for the first time, back in 1987, mainly because of its color, which was black, I was so surprised! It’d become a completely different church. I was so shocked that I asked to a hot dog seller on the street why and he said, “they cleaned it up!” It was an another shock! So, you say that the church was just dirty? It was so beautiful in black. I visited NY in March, after 15 years, and didn’t forget to go see the church again but I still miss THE church. Thank you so much for sharing photos which makes an evidence the church was really black.

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