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Introduction
1)
Title
Hamilton 4 Rapetti (from Riordan)
2)
Town, State
Weehawken, NJ
3)
ID #
1587
4)
Compilation Date (Initial)
December 22, 2004
5)
Compilation Date (Latest)
April 22, 2006
6)
Site Worked Last
September 12, 2010
Content
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1)
Individual|group/family recognition
2)
Outstanding/notable citizen/person
3)
Founding Father
5)
Caucasian
6)
Not Applicable
Design
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1.)
Former m|m
2.)
Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
3)
Bust of person
4)
Stone/rock and metal
5)
Average (life-size)
6)
Main + One
7)
Inscribed/lettered directly and on tablet
8)
Text available, partial
9)
Others, not authorized
9.1)
Image numbering/location
10)
Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Artist/Artistic Group: Rapetti, John
13)
Fabricators/Builders
Not Yet Determined
Setting
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1)
Other
3)
Appearance/Setting
Not Applicable
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4)
1934
5)
July 12, 1935
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Not Entered
7)
Not Entered
8)
Under Consideration
10)
Other Monuments on Site
1588 , 1589 , 1590 , 1591 , 1592
11)
Not applicable
12)
Other
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
P & M: 1783-1830
Demography
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1)
File Number
61
2)
Town/City
Weehawken
3)
County
Hudson
4)
District
Intentionally Blank
5)
State
NJ
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Zip
07086
7)
Country
United States
8)
Latitude (GPS)
0.0000000000
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Longitude (GPS)
0.0000000000
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Intersecting Street 1
J F Kennedy Boulevard East
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Hamilton Av
12)
Additional Identifier 1
Hamilton Plaza Park
13)
Additional Identifier 2
15)
Former m|m
16)
Auxiliary support group
17)
17.1)
Revolution: War/Governance | 1774-1788
17.2)
Washington to Lincoln|1789-1865
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
December 22, 2004
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
April 22, 2006
21)
Compilation Technique (Latest)
21.1)
Book/Pamphlet/Text
21.2)
Government Materials
21.3)
Newspaper
21.4)
Website
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
NAME: Alexander Hamilton
DESIGNER: The New York Times in a 7/13/1935 notice about the dedication of 7/12/1935 records the sculptor's name as Giovanni Repetti. There is also in Weehawken, not far from this Hamilton tribute, a World War I memorial by this artist, John Rapetti.
SITE: Other -- Former monument
DEVELOPMENT DATE: Start -- Assumed to be 1934 as Riordan bust (ID#1590) was reported vandalized on October 14, 1934, by The New York Times.
DEVELOPMENT DATE: Dedication -- From Demontreux, below
ACCESS: Under Consideration -- as a former monument site, access not possible; for current alternative, see ID# 1591.
SITE MAINTENANCE: None of the Above -- Former monument
CROSS STREET: Hamilton Plaza Park formerly known as Highwood Park
SPONSOR: Auxiliary support group -- Alexander Hamilton Memorial Association, Inc.
SOURCES(S) Bzdak and Petersen, Public Sculpture in New Jersey; Demontreux, The Changing Face of the Hamilton Monument see Weehawken history website, above; SIRIS; Taylor, Society Dedicates Memorial to Alexander Hamilton at Dueling Grounds; The New York Times July 13, 1935 and various other,earlier dates
COMMENT: (1) Seconds for the duel: William P. Van Ness (Burr) and Nathaniel Pendleton (Hamilton)
COMMENT: (2) During early 19th century, property transferred from Captain James Deas to James Gore King (one of the sons of Rufus King) and to subsequent members of the King family, Archibald Gracie King and Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer.




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