H is today’s A-Z Challenge letter. Here is another landmark and area of interest that I knew nothing about until I started this challenge. I’m going to make it a point to visit the next time I go to the Bronx. The things I’ve missed out on. Sheesh! My borough has a Hall of Fame for Great Americans on the campus of Bronx Community College. It used to be part of NYU’s University Heights campus, but because the University was in severe financial distress, they sold it to CUNY in 1973.
Click on the image to visit the site directly, take a virtual online tour, or browse some photos in their gallery.
Technically, the Hall isn’t a hall; it’s a 630 foot outdoor gallery that half-encircles the college’s library and displays 38 bronze sculptured busts of famous and influential people from our past.
When you have a minute, make sure to visit Lisa’s other hard-working Live Wires and click on the image to visit our fantastic co-host too. 😀
Did you know that the following people were born in the Bronx?
- Hirsch, Judd – Actor
- Higgins-Clark, Mary – Writer
- Heckerling, Amy – Writer
- Hughes, Frank John – Actor
- Harris, Jonathan – Actor
Are there any hidden gems in your hometown that you just recently found out about? Do you know any of the people I’ve mentioned above? What’s your theme for this challenge, if you haven’t already told me?