Founding Father Alexander Hamilton came to New York in 1772 at age 17 to study at King’s College (now Columbia University) and later commissioned architect John McComb Jr. to design a country home on his 32 acres in Upper Manhattan. The home was completed in 1802, two years before Hamilton’s death, and named The Grange after Hamilton’s grandfather’s estate in Scotland. The Grange stayed in the Hamilton family for 30 years, later changing hands and even locations, and was ultimately designated a national landmark in 1960. Today, visitors can see Hamilton’s home in St. Nicholas Park, where many of the original features remain, along with a permanent exhibition gallery highlighting the major events in his life.
New York History