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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of College Building

 
 
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1. Site of College Building Marker
Inscription.  
Site Of College Building
Accommodated 100 Wounded


(Marker Number MT-30.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 2.714′ N, 85° 18.907′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on West 12 Street west of Poplar Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 501 West 12th Street, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Chattanooga Brush Electric Light Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carver Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Union Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. ¼ mile away); Crutchfield House (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Crutchfield House (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); G. W. Franklin (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. According to Suzette Raney of the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Chattanooga Public Library, the streets that this marker was originally situated upon, were part of the West Side Urban Renewal Project that took place in the 1960s. This particular marker was most probably originally located on what is today the back grounds of the Chattanooga, "Youth & Family Development Department," perhaps very near the neighboring US 27 loading ramp.
 
Regarding Site of College Building. With much help from Suzette Raney of the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Chattanooga
Site of College Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
2. Site of College Building Marker
View of the grounds of Chattanooga's "Youth & Family Development Department" where this marker was most probably located.
Public Library, I have been able to put together some background information on these bronze and/or iron, Civil War related, tablets placed throughout the city of Chattanooga.

According to a newspaper article published in the Chattanooga Times on, December 1, 1893, there was a committee appointed from the chamber of commerce to identify historical points in connection with the occupancy of Chattanooga by Federal and Confederate troops. These points were to later be marked by a bronze tablet bearing a description of the event which transpired at that point. According to a Battlefield Guide, published in 1897 by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, “For the 20th reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, September 18-20, 1889, the publisher of the Guide compiled the following list of historical points, which list, has since been revised and bronze tablets placed on or near the sites by the Government.” So it would appear that it was sometime between late 1893 and 1897 that these tablets were erected, by the government.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of College Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
3. Site of College Building Marker
Broader view of the grounds of Chattanooga's "Youth & Family Development Department" where this marker was most probably located, probably on the back grounds, situated either on the back grounds or under a nearby ramp for US 27.
Site of College Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
4. Site of College Building Marker
View of the back grounds of Chattanooga's "Youth & Family Development Department" where this marker was most probably located. In the distant back ground can be seen a nearby loading ramp for US 27.
Sanborn Fire Insurance map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library.
5. Sanborn Fire Insurance map
This is a view of the marker site (see red dot on map) prior to 1960s West Side Urban Renewal Project. The actual site of was demolished by construction of a new routing of US 27.
"MT-numbered” listings image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the National Park Service., July 12, 2017
6. "MT-numbered” listings
View of page 30 from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga ”MT-numbered” listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
Tablet Related Newspaper Article image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library.
7. Tablet Related Newspaper Article
View of a tablet related newspaper article published in the Chattanooga Times on, December 1, 1893.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6, 7. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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