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Properties, Including Vacant Plots, Foreclosed in Manhattan During 1930-1931-1932
March 29, 1933
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This cross was created by John Misha, a 15 year veteran of the FDNY who volunteered during recovery efforts at Ground Zero. According to Misha, he found this length of chain in the rubble which he welded to form a cross. He placed it on a wooden altar left by a little girl and a man who possibly had a relative who died on 9/11. Workers at Ground Zero and later Saint Paul's Chapel, left votive objects such as rosaries and crosses at the shrine.
Gift of Chief Philip Burns and Firefighter John Misha
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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