New York landmark institution founded in 1900 to honor
prominent Americans who have had a significant impact
on this nation's history.
Built in a sweeping semicircular Neo-Classical arc with
wings at either end, it provides a panorama across the
Harlem River to the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park and beyond
to the Palisades.
The principal feature of the Hall of Fame is its 630-foot
open-air Colonnade, which houses 98 bronze portrait busts
of of notable Americans elected to the Hall of Fame since
1900: residents, authors, educators, architects, inventors,
military leaders, judges, theologians, philanthropists,
humanitarians, scientists, statesmen, artists, musicians,
actors, explorers, astronomers, artists These portrait
busts were created by distingued American sculptors. Among
them, Daniel Chester French
The Hall of Fame was formally dedicated on May 30, 1901.
It was designed by the celebrated architect Stanford White.
Community College of the City University of New York
University Avenue and West 181 Street
Bronx, NY 10453
to the public for tours daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.