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