Q&A on the news

Q: I was married in August 1986 and rented Atlanta’s Academy of Medicine building on West Peachtree Street and 7th Street. Is the chandelier from “Gone With the Wind” still hanging in the building?

—Frank Gonzales, Kennesaw

A: The Czechoslovakian chandelier used in “Gone With the Wind” hangs from the domed ceiling in the rotunda of the Historic Academy of Medicine building, which was designed by architect Philip Trammell Shutze and completed in 1941. It was the home of the Medical Association of Atlanta (then the Fulton County Medical Society) and was later owned by Atlanta Medical Heritage, which restored the building, according to historical information provided by current owner Georgia Tech. Atlanta Medical Heritage gave the building to the Georgia Tech Foundation in 2008. The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and an example of Neoclassic architecture, also includes a marble portico and Doric columns. Restoration is continuing on the event venue.

Q: Does Gov. Sonny Perdue have any children?

—Rick Brewer, Smyrna

A: The governor and his wife, Mary, have four children, Jim, Leigh, Lara and Dan, and 10 grandchildren. The couple also has have been foster parents for eight newborns awaiting adoption, according to the governor’s official bio.

Lori Johnston wrote this column. Do you have a question about the news? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or e-mail q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).