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Yesterday I spoke to an audience of NYC teachers at the Hamilton Grange, Alexander Hamilton’s country house in northern Manhattan. He moved in in 1802, two years before he was killed by Vice President Burr.

In June 2008, the Grange was moved from a cramped city lot on Convent Avenue to its new location in St. Nicholas Park, just off 141st St. near City College. The restoration undertaken by the National Park Service is most impressive. The house is a little jewel, airy, elegant, and bright (Hamilton’s law office is green, and the parlor is yellow — the founders were not limited to dull “colonial” colors). If you are in New York, and you love history, you must visit.



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