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Monday, February 23, 2015
An Old Mission Home in Chattanooga
In 1894, when J. Golden Kimball was president of the Southern States Mission, this home was used as the mission headquarters. Kimball described the home this way....
"The headquarters are at Chattanooga, at a private residence on East Terrace, one of the fashionable streets of this beautiful city."
Kimball doesn't give any hint as to the identities of the people in the photo.
East Terrace does not exist in Chattanooga today. The neighborhood around it had fallen into hard times and suffered from what we would today call urban blight. Plus the roads were not automobile friendly. It was bulldozed out of existence in the early 1960's as part of the West Side Urban Renewal project. (See the Chattanoogan 2006 article on East Terrace here.) Today the site is host to exclusively modern buildings.