Thanks for playing Know your City! Let’s review the questions.

  1. A boulevard in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood claims the name of a World Heavyweight Champion fighter who grew up in the Queen City. Who was he?
  2. Liberty Street in Over-the-Rhine was the northern boundary of the City of Cincinnati until 1849. Popular gambling dens and taverns stood just north of Liberty Street. What was the neighborhood called?
  3. Offices for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital occupy a historic Avondale hotel property known for hosting touring musicians from The Beatles to Bob Dylan. What’s the name of the hotel?

And here are the answers.

  1. Ezzard Charles, known as the Cincinnati Cobra, enjoys a place in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. His career spans 122 fights with 96 wins, including a legendary 1950 victory over Joe Louis in sold-out Yankee Stadium. 
  2. A small cluster of businesses and taverns located beyond Cincinnati’s northern boundary was called the Northern Liberties. The neighborhood became part of the city in 1849, and the neighborhood name remains to this day.
  3. The seven-story Vernon Manor Hotel opened at 400 Oak Street in 1924. Best-known as the Cincinnati home for touring musicians, the hotel became an office building for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2011.