Alexander Hamilton - The Man Who Made Modern AmericaAlexander Hamilton - The Man Who Made Modern America

Maquette for Statue of Alexander Hamilton, 1831
Robert Ball Hughes (1806-1868)
Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton and General Pierpont Morgan Hamilton

New York's merchants revered Hamilton. Hughes's statue, 15 feet tall, stood in the rotunda of the Merchants' Exchange on Wall Street. Statue and building were destroyed by fire in 1835.