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Introduction
1)
Title
Hamilton 5 Rapetti (with Column and Boulder)
2)
Town, State
Weehawken, NJ
3)
ID #
1591
4)
Compilation Date (Initial)
March 30, 2006
5)
Compilation Date (Latest)
March 30, 2006
6)
Site Worked Last
March 03, 2009
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.)
Man-made
2.)
Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
3)
Bust of person
4)
Stone/rock and metal
5)
Average (life-size)
6)
Main + Two
7)
Inscribed/lettered directly
8)
Text available, all
9)
Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
6500-547.1, 6500-547.2, 6500-547.3, 6500-547.4, 6500-547.5, 6500-547.6, 6500-547.7, 6500-547.8
10)
Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Artist/Artistic Group: Varnell, David
12.2)
Designer 2
Artist/Artistic Group: Bruce Kelly Associates
13)
Fabricators/Builders
Not Yet Determined
Setting
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1)
Walkway|Street
2)
Land (elevation/depression) , Water
3)
Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
5 Good
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
5 Good
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
5 Good
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
7 Exceptional
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
4 Satisfactory
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
5.2 Good (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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4)
Not Entered
5)
April 1993
6)
July 11, 2004
7)
Not Entered
10)
Other Monuments on Site
1587 , 1588 , 1589 , 1590 , 1592
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Local government , Community Group/Not For Profit
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
6)
Zip
07086
7)
Country
United States
8)
Latitude (GPS)
0.0000000000
9)
Longitude (GPS)
0.0000000000
10)
Intersecting Street 1
J F Kennedy Blvd East
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Hamilton Av
12)
Additional Identifier 1
Hamilton Plaza Pk
13)
Additional Identifier 2
15)
Man-made
16)
Auxiliary support group
17)
17.1)
Revolution: War/Governance | 1774-1788
17.2)
Washington to Lincoln|1789-1865
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
March 30, 2006
19)
19.1)
Site Survey
19.2)
Book/Pamphlet/Text
19.3)
Government Materials
19.4)
Newspaper
19.5)
Website
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
Not Entered
21)
Compilation Technique (Latest)
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
NAME: Alexander Hamilton
TITLE ALTERNATIVES: Alexander Hamilton Memorial Bust; Hamilton Monument
DESIGNER: (1) Varnell and Kelly are landscape architects; see also ID# 1319 Strawberry Fields (Lennon).
DESIGNER: (2) The sculptor of the bust is John Rapetti. The New York Times in a 7/13/1935 notice about the dedication of 7/12/1935 (see ID# 1587) 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.
SITE: Early in the 19th century, property transferred from Captain James Deas to James Gore King (a well known banker and one of the sons of Rufus King) and to subsequent members of the King family, Archibald Gracie King and Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer. Demontreux, below, asserts that in 1894 a �small walled overlook�was donated to the township.� A New York Times piece of 1/11/1931 notes the township purchased the park in 1927 for $100,000. SIRIS writes that "Friends of Hamilton Park hired Pompillo & Sons to sandblast and reinscribe the boulder. The following year [1985], repairs were made to the sculpture [and] the area around the memorial was refurbished."
DEVELOPMENT DATE: Dedication -- From Demontreux and from SIRIS, below
SITE MAINTENANCE: Community Group � The Weehawken Historical Commission
CROSS STREET: Hamilton Plaza Park formerly known as Highwood Park
SPONSOR: Auxiliary support group -- Alexander Hamilton Memorial Association, Inc. Sponsored bust; see ID# 1587.
SOURCES(S) Bzdak and Petersen, Public Sculpture in New Jersey. Demontreux, The Changing Face of the Hamilton Monument; see Weehawken history website, above. SIRIS. The New York Times, January 11, 1931 and various other dates.
COMMENT: Seconds for the duel: William P. Van Ness (Burr) and Nathaniel Pendleton (Hamilton)



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