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Harlem Mansion Move Ready For a Shove

[Photo via Flickr/ngke5]

Alexander Hamilton's historic home won't be moved to its new plot in St. Nicholas Park until June 7, but prep work on the 206-year-old national monument is complete in advance of today's baby step. The house, NewYorkology notes, is sitting on top of three stories of thick wood beams, like a very delicate game of Jenga. This afternoon, the Hamilton Grange will be slid out onto Convent Avenue, before its big move around the corner at 141st Street and then into the park. The slightly controversial move will give the home?wedged between a church and an apartment building?some breathing room. Check out this photo set from Flickr user ngke5 for more Grange-on-sticks fun. Perilous!
· Hamilton Grange literally up in the air for June 7 move [NYology]
· Founding Father FeudWatch: Where Will the Ham Land? [Curbed]
· Preparations Begin for Mansion Move in Harlem [Curbed]