Hamilton Heights’ Alexander Hamilton’s ‘The Grange’ Was His Last Home Before the Duel

Like other well-to-do New Yorkers in the late 1700s, Alexander Hamilton and his family moved to Harlem Heights in Upper Manhattan, a rural area with cool breezes that also provided an escape from the yellow fever threat in Lower Manhattan, according to the National Park Service (NPS). Continue Reading →

Hamilton Grange, Alexander Hamilton’s Home In Harlem

C39574C5-155D-451F-67464DB29EB1DAD8-largeHamilton Grange National Memorial is a National Park Service site in St. Nicholas Park, In Harlem, New York. that preserves the relocated home of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Continue Reading →

‘Hamilton,’ Original Broadway Cast Recording, 2016

Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)Hamilton” – which transferred to Broadway following a sold-out run at The Public Theater in NYC – is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. Continue Reading →

Alexander Hamilton’s Hamilton Grange Harlem New York 1893

st lukes church ST“The Grange” was commissioned by Alexander Hamilton who selected architect John McComb Jr. to design a country home on Hamilton’s 32 acres estate in Hamilton Heights, New York, ca 1893. Continue Reading →

“The Remarkable Rise Of Eliza Jumel,” In Harlem Heights

eliza jumel in harlem1The NY Times writes George Washington slept there, but, oh, to have been a fly on the wall of that mansion in Harlem Heights, Manhattan’s oldest surviving house, a few decades later, when Eliza Bowen moved uptown from what became Reade Street to live there with her husbands, Stephen Jumel and (again) Aaron Burr. (One at a time, of course.) Continue Reading →

Washington Heights Eliza Jumel (Burr), 1775 – 1865

jumel mansion1Eliza Jumel Burr was born Eliza Bowen in Providence, Rhode Island to a working-class Irish Catholic family. Eliza’s mother, Phebe Kelley Bowen, was a domestic servant in a boarding house. Continue Reading →