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Miller Brothers Department Store c. 1898

 
 
Miller Brothers Department Store c. 1898 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 16, 2021
1. Miller Brothers Department Store c. 1898 Marker
Inscription.  [First plaque]
Restored by
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee — 1989
Has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior

[Second plaque]
The National Register
Tennessee
Historical Commission
Miller Brothers
Department Store
ca. 1898
of Historic Places

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 35° 2.93′ N, 85° 18.579′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Market Street (Tennessee Route 8) south of West 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 Market St, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William "Uncle Bill" Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Block Building / Site of First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); William (Uncle Bill) Lewis (within
Miller Brothers Department Store c. 1898 Secondary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 16, 2021
2. Miller Brothers Department Store c. 1898 Secondary Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); Chattanooga Daily Rebel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); G. W. Franklin (about 600 feet away); Hamilton County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abby Crawford Milton (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. There also is an identical set of markers at the building's Broad Street entrance.
 
Regarding Miller Brothers Department Store c. 1898. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
… The Miller Brothers Company occupied several locations in Chattanooga before purchasing this lot in 1897. The lot was the site of the Richardson Building, a substantial six story brick building, which was destroyed by fire on April 3, 1897. The remnants of the Richardson Building was razed and the Miller Brothers' four story brick building was soon erected (Building 1). The architect for this building was Reuben H. Hunt who was a prominent Chattanooga architect. …

 
Also see . . .
1. Asset Detail | Miller Brothers Department Store. National Register nomination (PDF) with photographs (PDF) submitted for the site in 1987.
Miller Brothers Department Store c. 1898 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 16, 2021
3. Miller Brothers Department Store c. 1898 Marker
(Submitted on October 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Remembering the Miller Brothers Subway. Retrospective of the retailer's nearly nine-decade history, including the "subway" — an underground passageway that allowed shoppers to go from one of the department store's five buildings to another — by Harmon Jolley in The Chattanoogan, posted Dec. 27, 2011. (Submitted on October 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Miller Brothers Department Store c. 1898 Secondary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 16, 2021
4. Miller Brothers Department Store c. 1898 Secondary Marker
Marker is below the light fixture left of the main entrance archway.
Second set of markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 16, 2021
5. Second set of markers
This set is at the building's Broad Street entrance.
Miller Brothers Department Store building image. Click for full size.
Andrew Jameson via WikiMedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0), April 17, 2010
6. Miller Brothers Department Store building
View looking northwest across the intersection of Market and 7th Streets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Sep. 26, 2022