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St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University


St. Paul's Chapel is an Anglican Church on the campus of Columbia University, in New York City. It was built is 1903 as a memorial to the parents of Olivia Egleston Phelps Stokes and Caroline Phelps Stokes, who gave the money for its construction. The family's money came initially from exporting cotton grown by slave plantations to England.

The chapel was dedicated in 1907. It was designed in an adaptation of Northern Italian Renaissance style. The columned portico open into a beautiful interior chapel.

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The doors are flanked by two beautiful copper light fixtures, on which are carvings of Jesus and St. Paul.

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