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Alexander Hamilton's House

The New Home of the Hamilton-Grange

 

óNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior ó

 
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By Don Morfe, September 26, 2010
1. Alexander Hamilton's House Marker
Inscription. The New Home of the Hamilton-Grange. Alexander Hamiltonís house, named “The Grange” after his familyís ancestral home in Scotland, was moved from its original site on W. 143rd Street to 287 Convent Avenue in 1889. Studies have been done to determine how the house looked in Hamiltonís time, and the National Park Service intends to reconstruct its original exterior appearance, making it possible to once again view the entire Grange. A part of Hamiltonís original 32 acre estate, St Nicholas Park is the third and final location of the home. Hamilton helped design and which he called his “sweet project.” For more information visit www.nps.gov/hagr.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 49.103′ N, 73° 56.354′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 141st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 West 141 Street, New York NY 10030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Savoy Ballroom (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 369th Infantry Regiment Memorial (approx. ľ mile away); Hamilton Grange (approx.
Alexander Hamilton's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 26, 2010
2. Alexander Hamilton's House Marker
half a mile away); Scott Joplin (approx. half a mile away); "Pete" Sheehy (approx. 0.8 miles away); The First Line of Defence (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pope Benedict XVI Mass (approx. 0.9 miles away); Allie Pierce Reynolds (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Grange House - National Park Service. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Alexander Hamilton's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 26, 2010
3. Alexander Hamilton's House Marker
Alexander Hamilton's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 1996
4. Alexander Hamilton's House Marker
National Park Passport Cancellation Stamp.
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By Allen C. Browne, January 18, 2014
5. Alexander Hamilton
This 1806 portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.

“Illegitimate and orphaned at an early age, Alexander Hamilton possessed the drive and intelligence that attracted wealthy patrons who sent him to study at King's College (now Columbia University). An early advocate for independence from Britain, he enlisted in the army and came to the attention of George Washington, who made him a member of his mili≠tary "family."

After independence, Hamilton supported a strong national government, assisting in the ratification of the Constitution by authoring, with John Jay and James Madison, the most original contribution to American political thought, the Federalist Papers. Washington, impressed with Hamilton's mastery of economics, made him the first secretary of treasury. Hamilton's policies assumption of state debts, encouragement of commerce and manufacturing, and promotion of a national bank are credited with laying the groundwork for a strong republic. He was killed in a duel with the vice president, Aaron Burr.”— National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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