Chattanooga's St. Elmo, Tennessee (Images of America Series)

Overview


During Chattanooga's post-Civil War industrial boom, A.M. Johnson subdivided land inherited by his wife, Thankful, from her industrialist father, James Whiteside. Located on the eastern side of Lookout Mountain, south of Chattanooga, Johnson named his new community St. Elmo after the title of the popular novel by Augusta Evans, who had visited the area before the war and used it as a setting for her book. By 1900, the community had grown to over 2,000 residents and was the home of wealthy industrialists, as well...
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Overview


During Chattanooga's post-Civil War industrial boom, A.M. Johnson subdivided land inherited by his wife, Thankful, from her industrialist father, James Whiteside. Located on the eastern side of Lookout Mountain, south of Chattanooga, Johnson named his new community St. Elmo after the title of the popular novel by Augusta Evans, who had visited the area before the war and used it as a setting for her book. By 1900, the community had grown to over 2,000 residents and was the home of wealthy industrialists, as well as small business owners and factory workers. Known as Chattanooga's first suburb, the St. Elmo neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738594330
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 945,706
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


This is Gay Moore's third book with Arcadia Publishing. The first, Images of America: Canton, features her hometown of Canton, Ohio. While working on her second Arcadia book, Chattanooga's Forest Hills Cemetery, Moore became interested in the adjacent St. Elmo community. The images within come from a variety of sources, including the Chattanooga Library and the private collections of those interested in St. Elmo. Many images were submitted by individuals who currently live in or have family ties to this vibrant, historical community.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early History 9

2 Residents 23

3 Business and Industry 35

4 Civic Life 53

5 Schools and Churches 67

6 The Inclines, Roads, and Railroads 85

7 Forest Hills Cemetery 103

8 The Flood of 1917 117

Bibliography 127

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