A Virtual Cemetery created by Bill McKern

Hall of Fame for Great Americans

Completed in 1901 at New York University, it was donated by Helen Gould. Nominees must have been native born or naturalized citizens, dead for 25 years (originally 10), and made major contributions to the nation. In disrepair since the mid 1970s, it has not added nominees and has not commissioned busts of the 1976 inductees. In 1973 NYU abandoned the Bronx campus, which later became Bronx Community College. In the late 1970s the state completed a $3 million restoration, and more recently $200,000 was spent to restore its 98 bronze busts. In 2001, Bronx Community College organized an ongoing $1 million fund raising effort to rebuild the Hall. www.bcc.cuny.edu/halloffame.

102 memorials
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 John Adams

John Adams

30 Oct 1735 – 4 Jul 1826

2nd United States President, first United States...

Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

 John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

11 Jul 1767 – 23 Feb 1848

6th United States President, Presidential Cabinet...

Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

 Jane Addams

Jane Addams

6 Sep 1860 – 21 May 1935

Social Reformer. A Nobel Peace Prize winner, she...

Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA

 Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz

28 May 1807 – 12 Dec 1873

Scientist. He was a paleontologist, glaciologist,...

Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

 Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony

15 Feb 1820 – 13 Mar 1906

Social Reformer. One of the most famous...

Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA

 John James Audubon

John James Audubon

26 Apr 1785 – 27 Jan 1851

Artist. Indelibly linked with the painting of...

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

 George Bancroft

George Bancroft

3 Oct 1800 – 17 Jan 1891

Historian, Statesman. Often called the father of...

Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA

 Clarissa Harlowe “Clara” Barton

Clarissa Harlowe “Clara” Barton

25 Dec 1821 – 12 Apr 1912

Founder of the American Red Cross (Angel of the...

Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA

 Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

24 Jun 1813 – 8 Mar 1887

Religious Leader. He was a prominent 19th Century...

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

 Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

3 Mar 1847 – 2 Aug 1922

Inventor, Educator. He is famous not only as an...

Baddeck, Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada

 Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone

2 Nov 1734 – 26 Sep 1820

Frontiersman. Born in Pennsylvania, the sixth of...

Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA

 Edwin Thomas Booth

Edwin Thomas Booth

13 Nov 1833 – 7 Jun 1893

Actor. The foremost American Shakespearean...

Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

 Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

13 Nov 1856 – 5 Oct 1941

American legal scholar, attorney and jurist, best...

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA

 Phillips Brooks

Phillips Brooks

13 Dec 1835 – 23 Jan 1893

Religious Figure. He has been called "the greatest...

Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

 William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant

3 Nov 1794 – 12 Jun 1878

Poet. His first poem, "Thanatopsis," was published...

Roslyn, Nassau County, New York, USA

 Luther A. Burbank

Luther A. Burbank

7 Mar 1849 – 11 Apr 1926

Genetic vegetable developer - Burbank Potato,...

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA

 Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

25 Nov 1835 – 11 Aug 1919

Businessman, Industrialist, Philanthropist. He is...

Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA

 George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

12 Jul 1864 – 5 Jan 1943

Scientist, Inventor. He developed three hundred...

Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, USA

 William Ellery Channing

William Ellery Channing Cenotaph

7 Apr 1780 – 2 Oct 1842

Religious Figure. Sometimes called the "Father of...

Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA

 Rufus Choate

Rufus Choate

1 Oct 1799 – 13 Jul 1859

US Congressman, US Senator. He graduated from...

Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

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