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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Cameron Hill: 1864

Cameron Hill: 1864

1864. "Chattanooga, Tennessee. Adams Express office and the Crutchfield house with Cameron Hill in the distance." Photographer unknown. View full size.

 

READ HOUSE HOTEL

BRICK BUILING IN LEFT SIDE OF PICTURE IS THE READ HOUSE HOTEL. WHICH STILL IN BUSINESS IN THIS SAME LOCATION. IT'S IN A NEWER BUILDING OF COURSE. MOST OF THE TOP OF CAMERON HILL WAS USED AS FILL FOR A DOWNTOWN FREEWAY,IN THE 1960S.
NOW THE HUGE INSURANCE CO.

[MANY THANKS FOR TELEGRAM - STOP - MIGHT WANT TO CHECK THAT CAPS LOCK KEY - STOP - DAVE]

Now an insurance company

Cameron Hill still dominates downtown Chattanooga, but because of today's buildings it's impossible to duplicate this view, which is generally from the southeast looking northwest. The hill is also thick with trees on the northeast and east sides but the top overlooks the Tennessee River. Until a few years ago the top was residential but now an insurance company is building its headquarters up there, dominating the downtown.

 
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