From rural outpost to what is now one of northern Manhattan's most desirable neighborhoods, Hamilton Heights is named after Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers. Explore this historic district which features lush, tree-lined streets, turn-of-the-century architecture, religious edifices, and historic sites.
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Stop At: Hamilton Grange National Memorial, 414 W 141st St At the intersection of Hamilton Terrace, New York City, NY 10031-9138
On this 2-hour walking tour of Hamilton Heights Historic District you will learn about development of area and see impressive exteriors of 19th century row houses and institutions. View neo-Gothic landmark City University of New York campus and visit the Hamilton Grange, Alexander Hamilton’s summer home.
Pass By: Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Heights, New York City, New York
You'll also see former residences of some of Harlem’s notable residents associated with Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance. The Hamilton Heights Historic District is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in upper Manhattan. See amazing turn-of-the-Century architecture.
Stop At: The City College of New York, 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031, USA
See New York's premier city college serving a diverse student population of generations of immigrants since it was first established in 1847 as "The Free Academy." Many notables have graduated from this campus --Colin Powell (U.S. Secretary of State), Eli Wallach (film, television, and stage actor), Henry Miller (author), Mario Puzo (author), Jonas Salk (scientist), Alfred Stieglitz (photographer), Ira Gershwin (lyricist), to name a few.
Duration: 15 minutes