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Introduction
1)
Title
Hamilton 6 Burr St. Andrew's 2004
2)
Town, State
Weehawken, NJ
3)
ID #
1592
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)
Group of outstanding/notable citizens/persons
3)
Not Applicable
5)
Caucasian
6)
Not Applicable
Design
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1.)
Man-made
2.)
Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
3)
Tablet/Plaque
5)
Average (life-size)
6)
Main + One
7)
Inscribed/lettered directly
8)
Text available, all
9)
Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
6500-548.1, 6500-548.2, 6500-548.3, 6500-548.4
10)
Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Not yet determined
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
4 Satisfactory
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
5.0 Good (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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4)
Not Entered
5)
July 11, 2004
6)
Not Entered
7)
Not Entered
10)
Other Monuments on Site
1587 , 1588 , 1589 , 1590 , 1591
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)
16.1)
Auxiliary support group
16.2)
Community Group
16.3)
Government, Local
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)
Government Materials
19.3)
Newspaper
19.4)
Website
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
Not Entered
21)
Compilation Technique (Latest)
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
NAMES: Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr
DESIGN TYPE: Integrated � Integrated into site as a whole. See also ID# 1591.
DESIGNER: 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."
SITE MAINTENANCE: Community Group � The Weehawken Historical Commission
CROSS STREET: Hamilton Plaza Park formerly known as Highwood Park
SPONSOR(S): Auxiliary support group -- Alexander Hamilton Memorial Association, Inc. Sponsored bust; see ID# 1587.
SPONSOR(S): Community Group � The Weehawken Historical Commission
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, various notices and dates.
COMMENT: Seconds for the duel: William P. Van Ness (Burr) and Nathaniel Pendleton (Hamilton)



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