Know Your City! November 10, 2020

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. Located at the corner of Brookline and Ludlow avenues, a the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County used to be the home of a leading Hamilton County politician. What was his name?
  2. In 1970, two bands recorded live albums at The Ludlow Garage. Who were the bands?
  3. What is the inscription on the Probasco Fountain?

And here are the answers:

  1. George B. Cox—Cox entered local politics around 1871 and his position as Cincinnati’s political boss was firmly cemented by the late 1880s. When Cox died on May 20, 1916, his New York Times obituary dubbed him the “Easy Boss of Cincinnati.”
  2. The two bands were the Allman Brothers Band (Live at Ludlow Garage: 1970) and NRBQ (Live at Ludlow Garage). Originally opened in the Fall of 1927 as the Hiawatha Theatre with one screen and a balcony, over the years, it has evolved into a twin screener.
  3. The fountain was originally a drinking fountain for horses and people. The inscription is from Matthew 25:35: “Thirsty and ye gave me drink.”