Friday is National Trivia Day, which makes it the perfect day to test your knowledge about Midtown Atlanta, right?
Here are some questions. Some of them may be easy, while others may require a little bit of research. Regardless, hope you have some fun with this.
I have some Patch gear that I can deliver to the first person who can provide all of the correct answers in the comments section. If no one gets them all correct, I'll give the prizes to whoever posts the best score.
- Midtown is home to about one-third of Atlanta’s high-rises and two are among the tallest 40 in America. What are they?
- On Sept. 23, 1978, the Center for Puppetry Arts opened to the public. What famous twosome cut the ceremonial ribbon?
- From 1925-1968, the granite mansion and estate of Edwin Ansley, located at The Prado in Ansley Park, was home to how many Georgia governors?
- What is considered the Southeast’s first mixed-use development that calls Midtown home?
- Concentra Urgent Care is located near the intersection of Spring and 3rd streets, but during the 1980s, what was the name of popular alternative music venue that was located at the address?
- What famous Midtowner built his home at what is now known as Ivy Hall located off Ponce de Leon Avenue?
- What years was Backstreet Atlanta in operation?
- In 1976, Lynard Skynyrd recorded their famous live rendition of what song at the Fox Theatre?
- The very first degree offered by what is now known as the Georgia Institute of Technology was what?
- What year was the Midtown Alliance formed?
- What company, which recently celebrated its 125th anniversary, has its headquarters in Midtown and moved into its current 29-story, 403-foot high building in 1979.
- Considered the fourth shopping mall in Atlanta when it opened it 1964, it was anchored by a 27,300 square-foot Woolworth and 35,000 square-foot Colonial supermarket? What is it?
- Midtown is home to four of Atlanta’s diplomatic missions including the Consulate-General of Canada, Israel and Switzerland. What is the fourth country represented with a diplomatic mission here?
- Piedmont Park was initially a forest and one of the area’s pioneer settlers purchased the land for a reported $450 in 1834. What year did the City of Atlanta purchase the park?
- The Fox Theatre was originally designed in the late 1920s as the headquarters for what 5,000-member organization?
- What major development currently sits where the Atlanta Hoop Company, which had 120 employees and produced cotton bale ties and barrel hoops, was founded in 1901.
- The Margaret Mitchell House was designated as a city landmark in what year and by which Atlanta mayor?
- The original Stone Mountain granite structure of the building that is now Park Tavern was built in 1905 as what and for whom?
- The Auguste Rodin sculpture outside the High Museum of Art that was donated by the French government in memory of the victims of the 1962 Orly plane crash is called what?
- Approximately how many visitors does the Midtown district attract annually?