Where is that?

Published 2:37 pm Monday, June 24, 2013

By CATHERINE LEGG / Community Columnist

Most of us would say we know Montevallo like the back of our hand.

Well, as I rode around town and really looked at the buildings and homes, I began to wonder if we would recognize the location of some of the small features that are plainly visible, but that we may not remember.

Try this little fun quiz and see how well you do. You may have to take another trip around town, but you’ll find that extremely interesting. If you ace this test without leaving your armchair; then you’re really good, but in case that doesn’t happen, I’ll give you a few clues.

Can you identify the Montevallo location of these features? (Contributed/Tom Smitherman)

Can you identify the Montevallo location of these features? (Contributed/Tom Smitherman)

The clues are listed from left by rows.

Top row: (1) Oh, the memories will stir for most long-time Montevallo folks who were directly affected by their connection here. The plaque notes the founding of the Alabama Historical Association.

(2) Many years ago a Birmingham family gave this property for use as a student center.

(3) Don’t drive too fast…you may miss this. The structure was built in 1928 and has been the home of many faculty members and University of Montevallo students.

Middle row: (1) The Rev. Patrick Henry Carmichael served this church during the 1920s while his brother, Dr. O.C. Carmichael, was president of Alabama College (UM).

(2) Musical echoes and the aroma of musical instrument valve oil permeated the walls of this location.

(3) Built by one of Montevallo’s wealthiest citizens in 1900, this structure is said to be the finest example of Victorian architecture in Alabama

Bottom row: (1) The excellent work of Ted Metz and his UM art students.

(2) These carved animals adorn the walkway of a structure completely renovated just a few years ago.

(3) Eight UM presidents have been members of this church built in 1911.

Well, how did you do? There is no prize, but if you did know them all, give yourself a pat on the back. We’ll print the solutions in two weeks, and perhaps give you a new more difficult puzzle.


Catherine Legg can be reached at clegg2@bellsouth.net.