Trivia

How well do you know Boylan Heights?

Questions

Modern Trivia

  1. Approximately how many houses comprise Historic Boylan Heights?
  2. How many streets are there in Historic Boylan Heights?
  3. How many entrances does Historic Boylan Heights have?
  4. What is the posted speed limit in Historic Boylan Heights?
  5. What are the 3 base schools of Boylan Heights?
  6. What is the name of the only park in Historic Boylan Heights?
  7. What neighborhood landmark is the site of celebration each Halloween?
  8. How many alleyways are there in Historic Boylan Heights?
  9. What two state institutions border Historic Boylan Heights?
  10. What is the architectural style most commonly found in Boylan Heights?
  11. What is the most common tree lining the right-of ways in Historic Boylan Heights?
  12. What Boylan Heights resident is chair of the Wake County School Board?
  13. What Boylan Heights resident is mayor of Raleigh?
  14. What Boylan Heights resident is a representative to the N.C. House?
  15. What is the name of the only street in Boylan Heights with no residences?
  16. What is the differentiating factor about the layout of the streets in Historic Boylan Heights?

Historic Trivia

  1. In what year was Boylan Heights established?
  2. In what year did Boylan Heights become an historic district?
  3. What was the name of the park where Project Enlightenment now stands?
  4. How many mayors of Raleigh has Boylan Heights produced?
  5. What is the name of the mansion in Historic Boylan Heights which was the first house in Boylan Heights?
  6. What Raleigh rock band produced an album in 1987 entitled Boylan Heights?
  7. Who is Boylan Heights named after?
  8. In what year was Montfort Hall completed?
  9. Who built and lived in Montfort Hall?
  10. Who lived in Boylan Heights at 425 S. Boylan, had a construction business and built Wiley School, Memorial Auditorium, the Bell Tower at NC State and the Sir Walter Hotel?
  11. What was the informal name of the dwelling at 422 Cutler Street (corner of Cutler and Cabarrus) that served as a residence and meeting place for many in the 1960’s?
  12. What Boylan Heights home was one of the first two homes in Raleigh to have indoor plumbing?
  13. What nearby Raleigh landmark was owned the longest by the Boylan family and the sight of a session of the General Assembly in 1781?
  14. What house served as the servants quarters for the Boylan Mansion ?
  15. Where was the dairy located in Boylan Heights ?
  16. Where is the shortest State Highway ever in North Carolina located and for the prize, what was it’s then number. It has been renamed because some thought it cruel to take people down this un-lucky numbered highway to prison. Hint: Remember that the entrance to Central Prison was not Western Blvd at that time
  17. What house in the neighborhood was built in 1900 on Hillsborough Street and then moved to it’s present site in 1903/04, making it the second house in Historic Boylan Heights?
  18. What was the name of the neighborhood newsletter in the 70’s?
  19. In what year was the Boylan Heights bridge built?
  20. In what year was the Boylan Heights bridge closed down?
  21. What agricultural product was first planted by William S. Boylan in Wake County?

 Answers

 Modern Trivia

  1. 267
  2. 12
  3. 7 ( W. Cabarrus, W. Lenoir, Dorothea Drive, 2- S. Boylan, Kinsey, Dupont Circle)
  4. 25 mph
  5. Wiley Elementary, Daniels Middle School, Broughton High School
  6. Dupont Circle Park (Home of The Big Boylan Bash)
  7. The Boylan Bridge
  8. 13
  9. 9. Dorothea Dix Hospital and Central Prison
  10. Bungalow – Craftsman
  11. Crepe Myrtle
  12. Susan Parry
  13. Charles Meeker
  14. Deborah Ross
  15. Stokes Street. There are no homes in Boylan Heights with a Stokes Street address.
  16. The curvilinear streets

Historic Trivia

  1. 1907
  2. 1984
  3. Boylan Springs Park
  4. 1 (Charles Meeker) Smedes York’s father’s family lived at 425 S. Boylan but moved to Hayes Barton in 1923
  5. Montfort Hall
  6. The Connells
  7. William S. Boylan (A publisher from New Jersey who moved from Fayetteville in 1799. He printed a newspaper called the Minerva, one of 2 N.C. rival newspapers. He was a state legislator, a chairman of Wake County Court, and founder of Wake County’s first almshouse. He was also president of the state bank and of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad.)
  8. 1860
  9. William Montfort Boylan, son of William S. Boylan
  10. Charles Vance (C.V.) York
  11. Hotel Nicaragua
  12. Montfort Hall
  13. The Joel Lane House
  14. It’s the small house on Cutler St, second down from Mountfort and has a tin roof.
  15. xx
  16. It was Highway #13, now named Mountford Ave and for many the last highway they road on their way to Central Prison.
  17. 805 W. South – currently occupied by Kay and Kris Troost
  18. Voices from The Heights
  19. 1913
  20. 1978
  21. cotton