Chattanooga's St. Elmo

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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.
ISBN: 9780738594330
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 228
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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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