Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Hamilton Grange: Alexander's home finally stops moving
After years of being planted in the wrong place and a lengthy moving process that literally plucked it out of a city block like a slice of cake, Alexander Hamilton's home -- known as Hamilton Grange -- is finally ready for visitors at its new home in St. Nicolas Park. The last home of New York's own Founding Father was opened this past weekend a few years after it was lifted from its old location near St. James Church. The house first moved four blocks in 1889 when the church purchased the famous house and squeezed it against St. James' main church building.
Visit the National Park Service's website for more information on tours and visiting hours. As an unabashed Alexander Hamilton fan-geek, I'm thrilled to see it back. You can read my original 2008 blog post about the move here.
Picture courtesy NYPL