New York County (Manhattan)
New York USA
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Formerly located in lower Manhattan on a wedge-shaped lot situated between Beekman Street, Park Row, Spruce Street and Nassau Street.
Cemetery in use: 1768 — 1823
Constructed of red brick, the church was also known as:
"The Brick Church"
"The Old Brick Church"
"The Brick Presbyterian Church"
(And, during its early years, the "New Church" and "Brick Meeting".)
Built in 1767. Demolished in 1856.
During the American Revolutionary War, the church building was used exclusively as a hospital and military prison by the British, but it was restored to religious service in 1784.
There are no extant grave markers or known human remains at the site today, although there were burials in the churchyard from 1768 to 1823, with remains removed at various intervals, including in 1833 and 1853, prior to the final removal of all remains in 1856.
It was replaced by the present-day Brick Presbyterian Church at the corner of 91st Street and Park Avenue in New York City (Parish House and Business Office located at 62 East 92nd Street), but there is no cemetery at this site.
Cemetery disposition: Inactive. Destroyed.
***** NOTE — For burials through this church after 1823, there was an auxiliary graveyard located further north in Manhattan. See:
Presbyterian Cemetery (East Houston Street).
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