Hamilton Grange National Memorial Restoration Update

April 5, 2011
Exterior view of the Grange from the northwest corner of St. Nicholas Park on W. 141st Street.

Interior restoration work is continuing at Hamilton Grange National Memorial and state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits Visitor Center. Teams have recently begun work on the historic fireplaces, replacing damaged bricks and preparing the fireplaces to receive their facings.

Another team is working on the door frames for the dining room and floors using reclaimed lumber. A mock-up of one of the massive doors will be used during this phase of the restoration, while the historic doors remain in Lowell, MA to be fitted with mirrors and replicated hardware for re installation into the dining room. The home’s mirrored dining room walls, a signature feature of Hamilton’s “Sweet Project,” reflected the view from the room’s triple hung windows and were designed to make guests feel as if they eating in an outdoor gazebo.

We are very excited about the progress and pleased with the great care our
staff and contractors are taking to make the ‘Grange’ look as much as it
did when Alexander Hamilton stepped through its doors for the first time in
1802. As of now we do not have a date set for the reopening of the home,
but we are hopeful for the middle of this summer.

Dana, National Park Services

Jardine Dining Collection
Jardine Dining Collection (Photo credits: West Elm)
Fireplace Screen
Fireplace Screen (Photo credits: West Elm)

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