A "hall of fame" is a list of people, accomplishments, or other entities.
Usually picked by a group of voters to recognise brilliance or fame in one's field.
In some cases, these halls of fame are physical structures or museums that store sculptures, plaques, and displays of memorabilia and general information about the individuals who have been inducted.
The plaques of the honorees are sometimes hung on a wall instead (hence a "wall of fame").
When written on a sidewalk (as in a "walk of fame", "walk of stars", or "avenue of fame").
In other circumstances, the hall of fame is more symbolic, consisting of a list of notable people's names, accomplishments, and contributions.
The lists are kept by an organisation or group and might be national, state, local, or private.
The term "hall of fame" first arose in German with the construction of the Ruhmeshalle in Munich in 1853.
The English-language phrase, inspired by the Ruhmeshalle, was popularised in the United States by the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
A sculpture gallery finished in 1900 and dedicated in 1901.
It is located on the Bronx Community College campus in New York City (until 1973 the University Heights campus of New York University).
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