So you think you know Midtown Atlanta, eh?

In celebration of Friday's National Trivia Day, test your knowledge of Midtown with these questions.

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?
Ed January 05, 2013 at 04:38 PM
OK, I had to research a few of the questions that I didn't know the answers to so, in addition to my response above, I add: 3. 11 9. BS in Mechanical Engineering 14. 1904 18. Horse Stables for local racing enthusiasts
Hunt Archbold January 06, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Ed, looks like (unofficially) you're off on just a few questions, but overall, a SOLID effort! Again, unofficially, I think there might be some discrepancies with Nos. 2,7,13,17, & 20. Thanks for commenting.
Marie Johnson January 06, 2013 at 05:39 PM
1. Bank of America Plaza and Suntrust Plaza 2. Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson 3. 11 Governors 4. Colony Square, completed in 1973 5. 688 Club 6. Edward C Peters 7. 1975 - 2004 8. Free Bird 9. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 10. 1978 11. Coca Cola 12. Ansley Mall 13. Republic of China 14. 1904 15. Shriners 16. Atlantic Station 17. Andrew Young, 1989 18. horse stables for local racing enthusiasts 19. The shade 20. Six million
Hunt Archbold January 08, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Well done, Marie. So if it works for you and Ed, I'm going to be working on Thursday from the Midtown Caribou Coffee at 1000 Piedmont Avenue near 10th Street. I'll get there by 11 a.m. and work there for a few hours. If you can, swing by for some Patch swag and anyone else is welcome to stop by and say hello, chat about Midtown, etc. If this doesn't work for either of you (Marie & Ed), send me an email and we can work something out (midtown@patch.com). Thanks for participating!
Hunt Archbold January 10, 2013 at 03:58 PM
FYI folks, running a bit late as I'm working on a news story here. If you're planning on stopping by Caribou Coffee, looks like won't get there until closer to 11:45 a.m. But by all means, stop by and say hello!


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