The Hall of Fame for Great Americans: As Forgotten as Some of Its Members

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The Hall of Fame for Great Americans: As Forgotten as Some of Its Members

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans: As Forgotten as Some of Its Members
Nov 05, 2018
New York Times

Spiders like Ralph Waldo Emerson’s face. They have built a sprawling, spreading web in his left eye.

That is not the only problem at something called the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, which a preservation-minded group is putting on its annual list of “at-risk landscapes.” The group, the Cultural Landscape Foundation, says “water damage, pollutants and the effects of weathering” have taken a toll on the century-old structure, on the campus of what is now Bronx Community College.