An illustrated lecture with archivist David Pultz

In December 2006, construction began on the site of a former parking lot at the corner of Spring and Varick Streets. It was the beginning of the Trump Soho 46-story “condo-hotel.” Soon after digging began, a backhoe uncovered human remains in four early 19th century burial vaults. Construction was halted and archaeologists were immediately called in to investigate. The remains were part of the Spring Street Presbyterian Church, which had once existed at the site. Established in 1810, the Spring Street Church has a storied history as an early abolitionist congregation that accepted free African-Americans into full membership – years before slavery was abolished in New York. Join archivist David Pultz for the fascinating history of the Spring Street Church.

Monday, February 9, 2015
6:30 pm

First Presbyterian Church, 12th Street and 5th Avenue