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St. Augustine's Church & restored Slave Gallery


An official Path Through History Site! Built in 1828 immediately after abolition of slavery in New York, this Anglican church is now home to the largest African American congregation in the Lower East Side . Though slavery in New York supposedly ended in 1827, this church was still built with two hidden rooms known as slave galleries, to where African Americans were segregated. The restored slave galleries remain the church's most popular attraction.


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