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Founding father's home moves to Harlem

House is being moved for restorations
June 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A house more than two centuries old that once belonged to Alexander Hamilton has been moved to a park in New York. The yellow, wooden home made the trip aboard a massive dolly on Saturday morning.

The journey was a little more than a city block, but it took three hours for workers to roll the structure to its new location in St. Nicholas Park in Harlem.

The founding father lived in the home in northern Manhattan for two years before his death in a duel in 1804. Congress made it a national memorial in 1962.

The National Park Service is moving the building so it can be restored.

Also known as the Hamilton grange, the house was moved once before, in 1889.

 

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