Name that City! — December 10, 2020

Welcome to Name that City!

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. What city was the home of the first community-sponsored educational TV station?
  2. The first typewriter to be commercially successful was patented in 1868 in this city.
  3. A neighborhood in this city was home, at various times, to writers T.S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin and William S. Burroughs. Can you name the city?

And here are the answers:

  1. Pittsburgh—A public television station was the brainchild of Pittsburgh’s mayor David Lawrence. WQED signed on on April 1, 1954. The station was the flagship for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
  2. Milwaukee, WI–was patented by Christopher Latham Sholes, Frank Haven Hall, Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule. Sholes didn’t like the finished product, however, referring to it as “a cross between a piano and a kitchen table.” We think he would have been enamored by texting on a smart phone.
  3. St. Louis, MO—The neighborhood of Westminster Place (now known as “The Writer’s Block”) in the Central West End. In fact, an apartment building at 4633 Westminster Place has been dubbed “The Glass Menagerie” since supposedly that was where Williams wrote the play.

Thanks for playing!