4. Cherub Gate, Trinity Church Angel

The smallest item in this article that was moved from England and used in New York City’s architecture is a stone cherub on Trinity Church, from a Christopher Wren-designed church in London. The church of St. Mary-le-Bow was destroyed by the German blitz, but this cherub was found on the site during its reconstruction and gifted to Trinity Church in New York, its sister church, as a thank you for its financial contributions.

A plaque, also dedicated by Mayor LaGuardia, dubbed this entrance on Church Street, Cherub Gate. It reads:

“The cherub above is a gift to Trinity Church from the Church of St. Mary-le-Bow in London which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1680 and was destroyed in an air raid on May 10, 1941. The cherub survived the bombing and was presented to Trinity Church on Jun 11, 1964.”

Do you know of more? Let us know in the comments are via Twitter @untappedcities. Next, check out the Remnants of Penn Station.