18 October 2014

Thirteen Trees Planted By Alexander Hamilton

Source of the Illustration of Hamilton Grange

From The magazine of American history with notes and queries:

To find connecting links with the past has always a pleasurable interest, and a few weeks ago I stood for the first time before an old house called the " Hamilton Grange." It is now the rectory of the beautiful new church of St. Luke, situated* on the corner of One Hundred and Forty-first street, east of Tenth avenue (now Amsterdam avenue). Surrounded by a fence are thirteen trees planted by Alexander Hamilton to represent the thirteen original states. He built this house as late as 1802 for a suburban retreat. It was then eight miles and a half from the city limits.  *It's been relocated

The story of Alida Livingston was from the same source.

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