The old building at 1301 Chestnut Street is a real survivor. In the hundred-plus years since it was constructed, many buildings around it have come and gone. Foundries and other heavy industries such as the Cahill Iron Works, maker of Southern Beauty enamelware, have been replaced by the TVA complex, the Chattanoogan conference center, and the Trade Center. Carriages, wagons, and streetcars gave way to automobiles, and most of the railroads were removed from downtown.

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