Tourist In Your Own Town # 30 - Gould Memorial Library and Hall of Fame
The Gould Memorial Library and Hall of Fame are Beaux Arts Landmarks designed by the great Stanford White in 1899 and 1901. At the time, these structures were part of the uptown campus for New York University, which is now Bronx Community College.
The library and Hall of Fame were designated City Landmarks in 1966, with the library interior following in 1981. This monumental space is richly detailed in marble, stone, mosaic, wood and bronze, with Tiffany glass highlights. It features a rotunda with Greek sculptures and a coffered dome.
The Hall of Fame is part of a colonnade surrounding the library. The open terrace with Guastavino vaults and tile roof contains the busts of noted scientists, writers, politicians and many other important American figures.
Watch the video, then plan your visit.
2155 University Avenue, Bronx NY
The Gould Library and Hall of Fame are open to the public for self-guided tours daily, between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm and guided tours by appointment only. Two weeks advance notice is suggested. Admission is free for self-guided tours, but a $2.00 donation per person is encouraged.
We would like to thank Bronx Community College and New York University.