General Ulysses S. Grant Tomb

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

W 122nd St & Riverside Dr

ARCHITECT: John H. Duncan

DATE: 1891-97

STYLE: Monument

Manhattan Monument Morningside Heights

Designated November 25, 1975

The General Grant National Memorial, the work of architect John H. Duncan, is one of the most impressive monuments in the City. Located on a spectacular site overlooking the Hudson River and Riverside Park, it houses the earthly remains of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War hero and eighteenth President of the United States, and Julia Dent Grant, his wife, in sarcophagi located side by side.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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