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    Hamilton Grange

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Hamilton Grange Updates

Hamilton Grange on June 30, 2011

Hamilton Grange National Memorial on June 30, 2011

NPS Photo

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 Reuse

Update/Call for input -- May 25, 2011

Update -- July 24, 2009

First Bloom Garden Planted

Possibilities Envisioned -- Public Input Overview

Public Meeting Comments -- December 11, 2008

Public Input Sought for Convent Avenue Reuse

Handout from December 11, 2008 Public Meeting

Restoration Updates

August 31, 2011

July 12, 2011

May 25, 2011

March 23, 2011

September 22, 2010

May 4, 2010

December 18, 2009

August 4, 2009

July 24, 2009

June 28, 2009

November 5, 2008

October 8, 2008

September 10, 2008

Move Releases

See video highlights of the move below.

July 30, 2008

June 27, 2008

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.

June 7, 2008

June 5, 2008

June 4, Media Advisory

May 5, 2008

March 5, 2008

February 11, 2008

January 10, 2008


Video Snapshots:

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.

See video downloads, using Quicktime:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4


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.