A federal judge has rejected the claim of a neighborhood group that the National Park Service reneged on a promise to build a community center on the former site of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s home, the Grange.

Hamilton commissioned architect John McComb Jr. to design the Federal style country home on a sprawling 32 acre estate in upper Manhattan. The house was completed in 1802 and named “The Grange” after the Hamilton family’s ancestral home in Scotland, but served as his home for only two years until he was fatally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr.

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