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  • 1. Historical and Cultural Institutions
  • 2. Historical and Cultural Institutions
  • 3. Morris-Jumel Mansion
  • 4. Morris-Jumel Mansion
    First Built in 1765 by its first owner, Roger Morris, as an homage to Palladian-style architecture.
    Played a role during the American Revolution
    One of the only remaining landmarks from The Battle of Hamilton Heights
    Declared as a Historical Landmark in 1961
    Now serves as a museum and is open to the public.
  • 5. Hamilton Grange
  • 6. Hamilton Grange
    Originally located at W. 143rd Street before moving to 287 Convent Avenue
    Designed by John McComb, Jr.
    First housed Alexander Hamilton and his family
    Served as a reminder of the wealth and power of the esteemed political family
  • 7. Trinity Church of Cemetery
  • 8. Trinity Church of Cemetery
    Located between Amsterdam and Riverside Drive
    Landscaped by James Renwick Jr.
    Currently the only cemetery that allows burial services in Manhattan
    Listed under the National Register of Historic Places
    The center of the Heritage Rose District of New York City.
  • 9. The Church of the Intercession
  • 10. The Church of the Intercession
    Advocated for in 1846 by John James Audubon and John R. Morewood
    Originally established in a home on 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
    Move to its current location at 550 W. 155th Street in 1906.
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
    Declared as a New York City Landmark.
  • 11. Sylvan Terrace
  • 12. Sylvan Terrace
    One of the historical places in Harlem still in use is Sylvan Terrace
    Originally served as the carriage drive for visitors of the Morris-Jumel Mansion
    Currently part of the Jumel Terrace Historic District
  • 13. Hispanic Society of America
  • 14. Hispanic Society of America
    Founded on May 18, 1904, by Archer Milton Huntington
    Located on Audubon Terrace, Broadway between 155 and 156 Street
    Holds more than 800 paintings, 6000 drawings, 1000 works of sculpture, and more!
    Audubon Terrace serves as a landmark for cultural center, now housing HSA, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Boricua College
  • 15. Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • 16. Dance Theatre of Harlem
    Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, an African-American Ballet Dancer
    Dance Through Barriers®
    Provides opportunities for children in Harlem to learn arts