Marquis de Lafayette

Lafayette at Hall of Fame

Lafayette in the Bronx

When he arrived in the United States in 1824, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was the last surviving general from the Revolutionary War. He was given a hero's welcome as he toured all 24 states.

The Hall of Fame, completed in 1900, was originally part of New York University's University Heights campus. In the financial difficulties of the 1970s, NYU sold the campus to the City University of New York, which moved its Bronx Community College to the site.

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