Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, and political philosopher moved into the Hamilton Grange in 1802.

A five-year restoration project was completed in 2011 and as part of this effort, three floorcloths were commissioned by John G. Waite and Associates, the architectural firm working on the restoration. The floorcloth pattern is based on a remnant from the architect’s archives, which followed a John Carwitham design.