The Alexander Hamilton National Memorial (Hamilton Grange) in New York was successfully moved by Wolfe House and Building Movers in April of 2008. The Hamilton Grange was Alexander Hamilton’s “Sweet Country Project,” the home he built for himself in 1802. This project provided a unique set of challenges, as the house was nestled between St. Luke’s Church and an apartment building. A stone portico on the church jutted out in front of the Grange, requiring Wolfe House & Building Movers to lift the house 35 feet into the air before rolling it out over the portico onto the street. Seven thousand pieces of cribbing and nearly two miles of chain were used to provide stable support for the house during this transition. After Wolfe relocated the Grange onto the street, they used their steel beam and Smartsteer™ Dolly System to move the Grange around the corner, down a 6% grade, and into St. Nicholas Park where it has been restored to its former beauty.
Read an article by Mental Floss on how we moved this project here.
Alexander Hamilton's "Country Mansion"
Built in 1802
Required 35 foot lift and slide to get out of its lot
Moved down a 6% grade