True Or False? Grant Park Edition!

How much do you know about Grant Park Atlanta?
True or False - Grant Park Edition
1. Grant Park is named after the 18th President of the United States!  FALSE

Grant Park is named after Lemuel P. Grant a successful engineer and business man who gave the city of Atlanta 100 acres in the newly developed suburb where he lived.   The 18th President (in case you guessed or Googled it, is Ulysses S. Grant who lived in many places, none of which was Atlanta, GA)

2. The 1858 Mansion of Lemuel P. Grant, is the second oldest house in America. FALSE

 The mansion is however the second-oldest house standing in it’s original location in Atlanta.  The second oldest house in America, according to Wikepedia.org is The Fairbanks House in MA built in 1637. 

3. An average of 1 million people visited Grant Park in 2013.  FALSE

You thought this was going to be easy huh?  In 2013, there were an average of 2.5 million people who visited Grant Park for the festivals, the Zoo and the Cyclorama (which is leaving Grant Park soon.. Read about it here)

4. Grant Park is the oldest and most important historic districts in Atlanta.   TRUE

If you got this one right.. give yourself a high five (and take a selfie of it, because I just tried, and it looks really funny)..    Grant Park is so important that it was named on the NRHP, (National Register of Historic Places).  This organization is the United States federal government’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

5. Along with Inman Park, Grant Park has the largest number of Victorian architecture in Atlanta. TRUE

Victorian Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century. Victorian refers to the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), called the Victorian era, during which period the styles known as Victorian were used in construction. However, many elements of what is typically termed “Victorian” architecture did not become popular until later in Victoria’s reign. The styles often included interpretations and eclectic revivals of historic styles mixed with the introduction of middle east and Asian influences. The name represents the British and French custom of naming architectural styles for a reigning monarch.

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