Hamilton Grange Updates
Hamilton Grange National Memorial has re-opened following its nearly 5 year closure for a historic move and restoration. Below you may find updates about the site during the process.
Convent Avenue ReusePublic Input Sought for Convent Avenue Reuse
See video highlights of the move below.
June 9, 2008: A walk-through of the relocation of Alexander Hamilton's 206-year-old home, the Grange, to its new home in St. Nicholas Park. Source: New York Times on-line story.
May 27, 2008
On May 27, 2008, Wolfe House & Building Movers began the delicate task of sliding the 298-ton Hamilton Grange National Memorial over the front porch of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on a railing system nearly 40 feet in the air. The process, which actually took several hours, was accomplished with the aid of the lo-tech and high-tech methods. Chains, clamps and towers of wooden supports kept the Grange stable. Hydraulic jacks pushed it incrementally along the steel I-beams. After each push, the jacks had to be moved forward to the next one, until the building finally reached the end of the rails and descended to street level.
Did You Know?
After a visit to Paterson Falls, New Jersey Hamilton chose the site as the first planned industrial city. He initiated the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures to fulfill the mission. Paterson Falls in now the newest addition to the National Park Service.