A little further on at Fulton Street is old St. Paul's Chapel. This was used as a place of worship alternately by British and Americans during the Revolution. Washington's pew is marked in the church. The Broadway end of the building is the rear, for the church was built on the river and a lawn sloped down to the water's edge. Thus the sense of remoteness is increased. Going east down Fulton Street through the "swamp" or leather district one comes to the famous Fulton Street fish market. At the west end of Fulton Street is the Washington Street market.
Trinity Church stands at the head of Wall Street. It is the wealthiest parish in America and is of fine Gothic architecture. The present building is the third one erected on this site. The Churchyard has a 391 1/2 foot front on Broadway, and an average depth of 243 feet. The land is worth $40,000,000 making an average of about $420 a square foot. If you will have the good fortune to be buried in Trinity Churchyard, you will occupy a plot of ground worth the modest sum of $11,760. Burials still take place in the family vaults built beneath the surface. The church owns $10,000,000 worth of productive real estate in the lower part of the city which brings in an annual income of $750,000. Much of this income is used in missions and philanthropic enterprises. The church has several beautiful bronze doors and a wonderful marble altar, the gift of the Astor family. Services are held regularly. Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton are buried in this Churchyard. In an early day, Trinity Church spire was a dominating landmark in the city. Now it is lost among the lofty surrounding skyscrapers. It is about one half the height of buildings immediately around it and one third the height of the Woolworth Building a few blocks to the north of it on Broadway.