Monday, April 28, 2008

The moving of the Grange

Few visit Hamilton Grange at its current location on Convent Avenue and 141st Street - and many New Yorkers are not even aware it exists.

But National Park Service officials say that will all change in June, when the 18-room home is removed from the location where it was cast aside in 1893 to make way for the street grid in Hamilton Heights.

Crews are preparing to lift the building up 45 feet so that it can be moved past the neighboring St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

It will then be transported around the corner to the 141st Street side of St. Nicholas Park.

"The beauty is that it will still be on what was Hamilton's land," said Stephen Spaulding, chief of architectural preservation for the Park Service.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gee, is it the same crew that is working at St Saviours.

I don't think so...