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Try some Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Trivia

ICYMI:  On Thursday June 21st, the Neighbors on the Mount (NOTM) partnered with the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) to host a community happy hour that celebrated the Summer Solstice at Coughlin’s Law Kitchen and Ale House.

As part of the celebration, a Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Trivia contest was held and these were the questions. Test your knowledge of Pittsburgh Trivia!  The answers will be shared at the bottom.

1. In what year did Pittsburgh first claim the top spot in the Places Rated Almanac and was declared America’s Most Livable City?

2. What is the oldest building, of any kind, that is still standing in Allegheny County?

3. Who bid adieu to the viewers of his 11 PM newscast with “good night, good luck, and good news tomorrow”?

4. Before Channel 11 became WPXI, what where its call letters?

5. What was Fort Pitt Beer’s slogan?

6. This community within the larger Mt. Washington neighborhood of the city of Pittsburgh was designed on the principles of the Garden City Movement of the early 20th Century. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2005.

7. The first Pittsburgh incline, built in 1870, was the ____________ Incline.

8. The Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines, are the oldest continuous inclines in the world. Another word for this type of incline is what?

9. The Wabash tunnels were remodeled in the 1960s for what unrealized light-rail system?

10. What majestic Mt. Washington landmark was dedicated on December 19, 1897?

11. This park space was once known as the Grand View Scenic Byway and includes all of the area parks and greenspaces in our neighborhood. This 257-acre green space includes 10+ miles of trails.

12. By what name was Mt. Washington known as previous to 1876?

13. What neighborhood institution’s address is 315 Grandview Avenue?

14. This member of the royal family visited Mt. Washington on a foggy, rainy day in 1988? Who was it?

15. Who the was Mayor of Pittsburgh when Engine Company 27 was erected?

16. What organization was formed in 1964 that saved the Duquesne Incline?

17. Johnny Unitas was a Hall of Fame quarterback that grew up in Mt. Washington. What high school did he attend?

18. These tunnels are the longest automobile tunnels in the City of Pittsburgh.

19. Bill Clinton and this Prime Minister of Great Britain visited Mt. Washington on Feb. 28, 1994. They rode the Duquesne Incline and dined at the Tin Angel. Who was the prime minster?

20. Point of View is a 2006 landmark public sculpture in bronze by James A. West; it sits in a parklet named for the work of art. The statue sits on the corner of Grandview Avenue and Sweetbriar Street in Duquesne Heights. Who is depicted in this face-to-face meeting?

Answers:

  1.  1985
  2. Fort Pitt Blockhouse
  3. Bill Burns
  4. WIIC
  5. “Fort Pitt, That’s It!”
  6. Chatham Village
  7. Mon Incline, Monongahela Incline
  8. Funicular(s)
  9. Skybus
  10. St. Mary of the Mount Church
  11. Emerald View Park
  12. Coal Hill
  13. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  14. Prince Charles
  15. George W. Guthrie
  16. The Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Incline
  17. St. Justin’s High School
  18. Liberty Tubes
  19. Tony Blair
  20. Chief Guyasuta and George Washington

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