3. There Are People Missing from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College
The Bronx Community College Hall of Fame for Great Americans is located at the rear of the Gould Memorial Library overlooking the view. It was built to honor famous people who were accomplished in 15 fields, including business, theology, music, medicine, law and inventing. Any American or American organization could nominate a hall of fame candidate for consideration, but nominees had to fit specific criteria. To be eligible, nominees had to be native-born American citizens or have naturalized since 1914. In addition, nominees also had to have been dead for 25 years, a rule put in place since 1922. Before, nominees only had to be dead 10 years. Notable individuals in the hall of fame are Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Alexander Graham Bell, Alexander Hamilton, John Philip Sousa and the Wright Brothers.
There have not been any busts added to the hall of fame since 1973 though there have been inductees. Clara Barton, Luther Burbank and Andrew Carnegie were all named to the hall of fame in 1976, but their busts remain unexecuted. In September 7, 1979, the Hall of Fame Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.