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Birthplace of Columbia University

Birthplace of Columbia University

In 1752 Trinity Church gave a grant of land for a new college.

On July 17, 1754 the first class of King's Colleg, which was to become Columbia University, met in the schoolhouse of Trinity Church located across this street.

The charter for the college was granted on October 31, 1754, during the reign of King George II.

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