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Hamilton Heights is named after Alexander Hamilton.Historic rowhouses on Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights.

“Hamilton Heights Historic District was named after Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury, whose country house stood near W143 Street. The area was built up between 1886 and 1906. The creation of the West Side Elevated Railroad at that time made the area easy to reach from lower Manhattan. The row houses in the neighborhood reflect a variety of historical styles of architecture.”