OM Trivia Downtown Picture Game
This is a trivia game for Old Mariettans. Above is an aerial picture of downtown Marietta taken about 1958. Click for bigness.
You are suspended up in the air, about between the Economy Ice Cream and the railroad tracks. You can see the Square and Glover Park. Just on the upper left hand side of Glover Park is the Cobb County Court House and just down Atlanta Street a block from the Court House is the First Methodist Church. Both the Court House and the 1st Methodist Church are long gone.
On with the game: This is a non-competitive game… you don’t win anything but what is better you don’t lose anything. You will be asked to seek something in the picture. Look for it and if you find it good for your memory. If you didn’t find it, then you didn’t, that’s all.
Do you see Roswell Street?
Do you see the Greyhound Bus Station on Roswell Street?
Do you see the Past Time Grill & Billiards on Roswell Street?
Do you see Kroger’s Supermarket on Roswell Street?
If you got all the above right, seeing the Clay Homes and Waterman Street school is easy.
Do you see the building on Atlanta Street that Sears & Roebuck was in before it was on Roswell Street?
Do you see on Atlanta Street the building that housed Marietta City Hall, Marietta Fire Station #1, and the T.A.C. (Teenage Canteen)?
Do you see Romeo Hudgin’s Welding Service (hint – it is on Goss Street between Atlanta Street and West Atlanta Street, near the Confederate Cemetery).
Do you see Dupre’s?
And just a few stores to the left of Dupre’s is Atherton Drug Store. Atherton Drug Store has two levels, which it doesn’t now. How come?
Do you remember where the Marietta Police Station was in 1958? If you are an OM and reading this you probably visited there on business a couple of times back then.
See the Granite Marietta jailhouse?
What about the Georgia Extension Service building, also made of granite?
The Old Hospital building was no longer a hospital after Kennestone Hospital was built in the early 50s, but the building was mostly used as a doctor’s building – see it?
And if you can find the Old Hospital building you can probably find the Victory Cab building – right?
Then there is Guest or Cooper Ford, the Strand Theater, Cobb Theater, and Schillings Hardware, which is now Schillings Restaurant.
What about Dick’s pool hall? Where is it and what about the hair of the man that ran it?
Of course you got the Depot and the Kennesaw House. When was the Kennesaw House built and who owned it during the Civil War?
Also, where did Andrews’ Raiders stay the night before they stole The General locomotive and headed for Chattanooga (Great Locomotive Chase) to deliver it to the Yankees (unsuccessful) ?