Welcome to Week 2 of Mystery Mondays. So that first one was pretty easy, with 95% of you who entered getting it right! The answer to Week One’s Mystery Photo is: The roof of The Dayton Art Institute‘s rotunda. Congratulations to our first winner Mark Bailey, who will be enjoying two pizza’s courtesy of Rapid Fired Pizza. I took this photo on September 27, 2014 at sunset during DAI’s largest fundraiser Oktoberfest.
Here are some interesting facts about The Dayton Art Institute’s architecture from our friend Eric Brockman (DAI’s Marketing & Communications Manager):
During its first decade in existence, The Dayton Art Institute outgrew its original home, a mansion located on Monument Avenue in downtown Dayton. Mrs. Julia Shaw Carnell, a prominent community leader, pledged nearly $2 million to create the landmark building that still houses the museum. Completed in 1930, the new building and its distinctive red-tiled roof was modeled after the Villa d’Este near Rome and the Villa Farnese at Caprarola in Italy, both examples of sixteenth century Italian Renaissance architecture.
The museum facility was designed by prominent museum architect Edward B. Green of Buffalo. Today, The Dayton Art Institute’s architecturally and historically significant facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This photograph shows the roof of the museum’s rotunda, which was added during an extensive renovation in the mid-1990s.
We challenge you to tell us where in the Dayton area this photo was taken by filling out the form below. We’ll do a random drawing from all those with a correct answer and the winner will get 2 pizzas from Rapid Fired Pizza.
Enter here: http://goo.gl/forms/dyU55fzc48
We’ll post the winner next Monday with details about the photo as well as a new photo to challenge your knowledge of the Dayton area.
Thanks for playing and good luck. Winner will receive Rapid Fire Pizza gift certificates.
Here’s our Mystery Photo for Week Two: