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Hall of Fame for Great Americans
T
he Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
Art Museum | History Museum
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans
(Spring 2000
)

 

A 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.

Location
Bronx Community College of the City University of New York
University Avenue and West 181 Street
Bronx, NY 10453

Hours
Open to the public for tours daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Please call: 718.289.5161

Admission

Free

Contact
Tel.: 718.289.5161


For additional information, visit the Hall of Fame for Great American official Web site:
www.bcc.cuny.edu/halloffame