Photo taken from atop the Chattanooga Brewery in 1895. This end of Broad Street appears to be little more than dirt. Several buildings are in a state of collapse and/or deconstruction. Yet just blocks away, paved streets are alive with commerce. This ‘industrial’ focus on Chattanooga’s riverfront continued into the late 1970s. Soon thereafter; visionary changes would transfor all of downtown - and make the riverfront a jewel that it is today.
Can you find the woman pushing a baby carraige amongst the 'rubble'?
John Wilson provided this image as a digital donation. It is a high resolution scan from a ‘true’ photo print. As with film negatives, actual prints (non-digital) made from the negatives hold a significant amount of image detail. Another print from the same vantage point was not usable for deep zoom - as it was a digital copy - printed at a fixed resolution of 300DPI (dots per inch). The difference is obvious when compared.
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Many may find it hard to believe, but in 1895, there was a taller building where the photographer captured the image. The Chattanooga Brewery was located approximately where the Mellow Mushroom, High Point Climbing Wall & a parking garage now occupy.
Photo shoot location for 1895 view