Chattanooga Landmarks: Exploring the History of the Scenic City

Chattanooga Landmarks: Exploring the History of the Scenic City

by Jennifer Crutchfield


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Chattanooga Landmarks: Exploring the History of the Scenic City by Jennifer Crutchfield

Chattanooga's History and heritage are embodied in the historical sites, structures and groundbreaking feats of engineering that have defined the city from its beginning. Many of the Scenic City's most important landmarks are still preserved. Yet with so many fascinating historic sites and storied destinations, seeing them all is no easy task. Fortunately, Chattanooga Landmarks offers a helpful survey of the most historically significant sites in the city and the surrounding area. Join Chattanooga local Jennifer Crutchfield as she guides you through the city's historic wonders, both natural and man-made. From the top of Lookout Mountain down to the banks of the Tennessee River and through downtown, Chattanooga Landmarks covers the breadth of the historic sites that make this Tennessee city a landmark all its own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596294479
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Series: Landmarks Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 796,782
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Ley Crutchfield has always celebrated Chattanooga history. As an army kid, hometown was the soft taste of a MoonPie, crisp refreshment of a Coca-Cola or history leaping from library books on bases in the United States and Latin America. Jennifer graduated from the University of Maryland, returning to Chattanooga as an adult. She publishes the Chattanooga Parent Magazine and is a relocation agent for IOR Global Services and Volkswagen employees on international reassignments.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

1 From Ross's Landing to the Mountain

Ross's Landing 13

Brainerd Mission 15

Underground Chattanooga 19

Market Street Bridge 20

Walnut Street Bridge 23

Maclellan Island 23

Bluff View Arts District 26

Hunter Museum 26

Houston Museum 29

Ruth Holmberg Glass Bridge 33

Tennessee Aquarium 33

Coca-Cola Bottling 34

Southern Belle 35

Sunken History 36

Cameron Hill 36

Bellsouth Park 39

Crutchfield House 39

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library 44

Single Steeple 44

Thomas McCallie House 48

Golden Dome Building 48

Fountain Square 52

Solomon Federal Building 52

Cadek 55

Walden Hospital 59

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 60

Swaim's Jail 60

Soldiers Memorial Auditorium 61

Tivoli Theater 62

Union Station and Krystal Building 63

Patten Parkway 64

City Hall 64

Customs House 66

Bessie Smith Museum 66

Warehouse Row 68

Terminal Station and "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" 68

Terminal Brewhouse 68

Main Street 69

Ferger Place 69

2 The North Shore of the Tennessee River

Moccasin Bend 71

Williams Island 74

The Baylor School 75

Olgiati Bridge 75

Hill City 75

Frazier Avenue 76

Stringer's Ridge 76

Delta Queen 77

Chattanooga Theatre Centre 78

Coolidge Park 78

Renaissance Park 79

The Girls' Preparatory School (GPS) 79

The Bright School 80

Normal Park 80

Lyndhurst 83

3 Lookout Mountain

Forest Hills Cemetery 85

Incline 87

Cravens House 90

Battle above the Clouds 90

Fairyland Club and Rock City 92

Natural Bridge 95

Ruby Falls 100

Sunset Rock 103

Chestnut Blight 104

Lula Lake Land Trust 107

Cloudland Canyon 108

Reflection Riding 108

Raccoon Mountain 110

4 From the Citico Mound to the Volkswagen Plant

Citico Mound 113

Tennessee Riverwalk 116

Tennessee River Railroad Bridge/Cincinnati Southern Railway Bridge, Chickamauga Dam and Chickamauga Lake 116

Engel Stadium 118

Citizen's Cemetery 122

Baroness Erlanger Medical Center 123

Orchard Knob 123

National Cemetery 123

McCallie School 126

Missionary Ridge 127

TNT Plant-Volkswagen 129

Audubon Acres 130

5 Georgia

Chickamauga Chattanooga National Battlefield Park 131

Lake Winnepesaukah 134

The John Ross House 135

Chief Wauhatchie's Home 136

Lee and Gordon's Mill 136

World War I and World War II Barnhardt Circle 136

Paradise Gardens 138

New Echota 140

Dahlonega 143

6 Signal Mountain

Signal Mountain 147

Anderson Turnpike/The W Road 147

Signal Mountain Space House 148

7 North of Chattanooga

Red Clay Council Ground 151

Chatata 151

Lost Sea 153

Bibliography 157

About the Author 159

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