Business And Civic Leader Gordon Street Jr. Dies At 75

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Chattanooga business and civic leader Gordon Parkhurst Street Jr. died suddenly on Tuesday night.

Mr. Street had celebrated his 75th birthday last summer with a large group of family and friends at his home in Riverview.

He was long involved in the family's North American Royalties, which owned Wheland Foundry among other holdings. He at one time was the president of Wheland Foundry.

Mr. Street continued to come into his office on Forrest Avenue in North Chattanooga. He was a regular at Zarzours restaurant off Main Street.

His father, Gordon Parkhurst Street Sr., helped build the family business and he also was instrumental in saving several historic buildings, including the Dome Building, the Carnegie Library and the tower and lower walls of the Old Stone Methodist Church.

Gordon Street Sr. was one of three local business leaders honored in 2012 by the UTC College of Business. 

Gordon Street Sr. died in 1982. 

Funeral arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home on East Brainerd Road.


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