Hall of Fame for Great Americans

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Hall of Fame for Great Americans

Hall of Fame for Great Americans
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This local landmark honors famous Bronx natives.
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Stanzinho
New York City, NY64 contributions
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The original Hall of Fame of great Americans, overlooks the Harlem river from a hilltop on what was originally the Bronx campus of NYU. It's now Bronx Community College, of the City University system.

The city has left the campus pretty much as it was, a beautiful collection of buildings, designed by Stanford White. The hall, behind the domed Library building, is a covered column lined brick walk, lined with bronze busts, on pedestals. There are authors, artists, and statesmen. More information is at their website: http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/halloffame/

This is probably not part of anyone's tour of New York City and it's quite a walk up from the 4 train, on Jerome Avenue. But, if you're doing advanced Bronx touring, this is great spot to see some history. And before there was a baseball hall of fame, or rock and roll hall of fame, or a golfer's hall of fame, this was the original "Hall of Fame"! Take the 4 train, uptown, to Burnside Avenue, walk west, up the hill to University Avenue.
Written September 3, 2014
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richardjwaksman
Pleasantville, NY244 contributions
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Wow, the original Hall of Fame. Almost no one knows this exists. It is in a beautiful location overlooking the river and on a college campus -- formerly NYU but now Bronx Comm. College. It is free, so if you are in the Bronx, stop by for an hour.
Written June 24, 2013
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thelmantimestwo
Fairfield, CT232 contributions
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This is the Hall of Fame of Great Americans on CUNY's Bronx Community College Campus. This was the first Hall of Fame In the USA. This was originally built when it was NYU's uptown campus, but NYU sold the campus to NYC in the early 1970's. It is beautiful, historic, a national landmark. It would be great if one day, the Hall of Fame were expanded. Well worth the trip.
Written December 20, 2014
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preglad
New York3,516 contributions
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I remember finding myself as a boy on my first walk at a college campus. The former NYU Bronx satellite of New York University made for some memorable vistas. The famed Irish green Connemara marble entrance invited so many for so long to the impressive library, although at the time I knew nothing of its long standing recognition, except for how penetratingly visual it all seemed.

Nor was I yet aware of the genius of its prestigious architect -Stanford White - some of whose biography and escapades with Evelyn Nesbit, the vivacious vixen of her day memorialized in the red velvet swing, became fodder for much of E.L. Doctorow's near classic and delightful memoir and engrossing film of the same name: Ragtime.

Further along in the walk, there is the panoramic vista and curved memorial promenade highlighted by multiple busts of historic local figures forming what is referred to as the Walk of Fame. All in all, it's one of those places not necessarily compelling enough to most for a separate planned trip, but if one, in or near the area, makes the effort to hop off the Woodlawn 4 train or Major Deegan Parkway ( NYC extension of NY State thruway), it's an easy enough engagement, For others I know who've done it, it's normally also cited as well worth the effort.
Written June 3, 2013
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MikeDana2
New York City, NY154 contributions
Just a short train and bus ride north from Manhattan is the bronx Community College. At the endge of the campus is the wonderful Hall of FAme of Great Americans. It is a wonderful stroll past interetsing busts, with a view not ot be missed.
Written February 27, 2017
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Ralph8119
Pereira, Colombia90 contributions
Growing up a few blocks away from Bronx Community College formally N.Y.U. Campus mid 60's on Harrison ave. attending P.S.91 that campus was always a joy as a youngster walking with my friends especially towards the rear of the campus where the hall of fame is located many very nice memories, worth the trip and I guess the tour!
Written November 14, 2016
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Jean-Paul M
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We had a guided tour of the Hall of Fame as well as the old NYU library which was also designed by Stanford White and the new library designed by Robert Stern. Our guide was most knowledgeable about the 100 or so people selected for this honor. You discover important people in fields that have made significant contributions to our American way of life. Let it shine for all to see.
Written May 21, 2016
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my_name_is_Eli
Saint Cloud, FL81 contributions
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This place is located in the Bronx Community College campus and its amazing walking through it. Inspirational knowing all those face statues and their names plus what they had done. It makes you feel like you can take on the world.
Written May 9, 2016
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Dave S
Hebron, lsrael169 contributions
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The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1892-1912) is a neo-Classical arcade, not a "hall," situated within Bronx Community College, CUNY (City University of New York). Here are the busts of dozens of famous Americans, in various fields, including statesmen, artists, authors, soldiers, scientists and others. Commendably, the roster includes, in addition to the predictable busts of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and pyromaniacal psychopath General William Tecumseh Sherman, it also includes Confederate General Robert E. Lee, from the century or so when the War Between the States (the "Civil War") was not seen through the inaccurate prism of race, and Lee and the rest of the Confederates, were simply seen, accurately, as patriotic Americans fighting for their freedom.
The college also contains some interesting buildings, dating from the same period; use the architectural guidebook AIA Guide to New York City.
Written March 26, 2016
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VicEdee
New York City416 contributions
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Located on the campus of Bronx Community Collge (the former home of NYU - New York University, before it moved to Manhattan in the 1970's), this entire campus - but especially the Hall Of Fame, is a secret, completely unknown GEM of history and architecture, located in the Bronx.
I only stumbled onto it, by coincidence, years ago - it is a MUST visit!
Written January 16, 2016
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