[He was a free spirit - as free a spirit as you could be coming out of St. Paul's]
My question is: St. Paul's = St Paul's Cathedral (London)? Or St. Paul's known as "The Little Town with the Big Heart" (a town in North Carolina)?
Since it is an american who refers that, I really don't know...
St. Pauls, North Carolina, does not have an apostrophe in its name. Check your source...is there an apostrophe in the name? If there is, it's not St. Pauls, North Carolina! Go deeper into your source and see if you can provide more context.