Friday, August 22, 2014

The Hall of Fame of Great Americans

Location:   Bronx Community College
Year:   1900
The Hall of Fame of Great Americans is the country’s original Hall of Fame. It was founded by New York University when NYU opened a Bronx campus (now Bronx Community College). 

Its main architectural feature, a 630-foot-high, open-air colonnade designed by the noted architect Stanford Law White,  gives visitors a panoramic view of the Cloisters across the Harlem River. 

The colonnade is home to 98 bronze busts, including those of Alexander Graham Bell, Eli Whitney, George Westinghouse, and President Franklin Roosevelt.

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