5. Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s Dueling Pistols
Yes, that’s right, Alexander Hamilton’s and Aaron Burr’s dueling pistols are currently on Park Avenue. Amidst the popularity of Hamilton the musical, the very weapons used in the historical duel are safe and sound in JP Morgan Chase Headquarters at 270 Park Avenue.
The pistols survived the duel that killed Hamilton only to allegedly be used in the Civil War. In 1930, they were purchased by Chase Bank (now JP Morgan Chase Bank), which is actually a current incarnation of Aaron Burr’s water service delivery company, the Manhattan Company.