Hall of Fame for Great Americans

Local nameHall of Fame for Great Americans
LocationThe Bronx, New York City, USA

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans is an outdoor sculpture gallery located on the grounds of Bronx Community College in the Bronx, New York City. It is the first such hall of fame in the United States. Completed in 1900 as part of the University Heights campus of New York University, the 630-foot stone colonnade half-encircles the university library and houses 98 bronze portrait busts of a number of prominent Americans. Designed by architect Stanford White, the Beaux Arts structure was donated by Helen Gould, and was formally dedicated on May 30, 1901.

New York University was forced to sell the campus in 1973 to the City University of New York and it became Bronx Community College. Though the Hall's renown has itself faded, its architecture remains, and it stands as a secular national shrine not just to great men and women, but to Roman ideals of fame favored at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Opening hours

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat-Sun: 10 am - 4 pm
Guided tours by appointment only (Tue and Wed 10 am - 4 pm)

Admission

Self-guided tours are free.
$5 donation per person for a guided tour is encouraged.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_of_Fame_for_Great_Americans

Official website http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/hallofFame/

Email remo.cosentino@bcc.cuny.edu

Phone +1 718 289 5910

Address University Ave & W 181st St, Bronx, NY 10453, USA

Coordinates 40°51'31.589" N -73°54'51.486" E

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