Stokes Panorama Shows Early Scene At Highland Park, Bushtown, Horse Track At Forerunner Of Warner Park

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sam Hall's Deep Zoom technique has brought out new details of an early Will Stokes panoramic scene that shows the current Central Avenue in the foreground and the Highland Park and Bushtown communities to the rear.

The scene also shows a train approaching Third Street (then known as Harrison Avenue), the tall monuments on Orchard Knob, and a horse racing track at the future Warner Park.

John Wilson, who edited the Remarkable Stokes Collection, said, "I was never able to figure out this location from just the photo itself, though I often wondered. When you are able to zoom in, it becomes apparent that the houses are on Central Avenue (then known as East End Avenue) and you are looking at the communities of Bushtown and Highland Park about the turn of the century.

One of the frame houses shown in the foreground still stands at 604 Central Ave.

Jim Ogden, Chickamauga Park historian, says, considering the monuments visible at Orchard Knob, the photo dates to the late summer or fall, 1899, at the earliest and and no later than summer or fall of 1902.

This was just above where Andrews Field opened in 1911 and was later replaced by Engel Stadium.

McCallie Avenue is shown at the right side of the photo as it leads toward Missionary Ridge.

The horse racing track that was at Olympia Park is in the center with a tall board fence that is dotted with early billboards. One is for Dr. Harter's Iron Tonic and another for the New European Hotel.

The route of the first railroad into Chattanooga - the Western and Atlantic - is clearly seen. A train is on the track north of Third. The main line from Knoxville and from Cincinnati crossed Third and McCallie at grade. Viaducts were later built at both locations as well as at Bailey Avenue. Bailey at this time did not connect with 9th Street. It ended just above the Belt Line.

This Belt Line track can be seen further east just beyond Olympia Park.

National Cemetery is at the far right of the photo.

Some handsome Highland Park homes are shown on the hill above the cemetery.

A business district is along McCallie near the Belt Line.

There is a handsome two-story house that can be seen some distance north of Third Street.

The panorama shows the heights of Missionary Ridge with a few homes visible and with some large cleared areas on the side.

Mr. Hall is making some more of the Stokes photos available on Deep Zoom thanks to owner Connie Jones. 

Remaining copies of the Stokes book are available at Zarzour's Restaurant on the Southside behind Fire Hall #1. There are also copies of Railroads In and Around Chattanooga as well as Paul Hiener's Historic Photos.

Here is the link to the Deep Zoom Stokes photo:

http://deepzoomchattanooga.com/eastward.php

 

 

 

See the attached............late summer or fall, 1899, at the earliest I'd say and and no later than summer or fall of 1902
See the attached............late summer or fall, 1899, at the earliest I'd say and and no later than summer or fall of 1902

Georgia Only Has 3 New COVID Deaths; 1,145 New Cases

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Hamilton County Has No New COVID Deaths And 69 New Cases


Georgia state health officials reported on Sunday there have been an additional three deaths due to the coronavirus. The new total is 6,602. There were 1,145 new cases as that total reached ... (click for more)

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ALLEN, CONNETRIA 4903 CAMERON LN CHATTANOOGA, 37411 Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency: Walden POSS. OF HANDGUN WHILE UNDER ... (click for more)

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County on Saturday is 69. The new total is 9,188. There have been no more deaths, said the county Health Department, for a total of 91. Tennessee ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Hamilton County Virus Cases Increase By 53; Tennessee Only Has 2 More Deaths

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County on Saturday is 53. The new total is 9,241. There have been no more deaths, said the county Health Department, for a total of 91. Tennessee had two more coronavirus deaths bringing the total to 2,218, state Health Department officials said. There were 2,075 new cases in the state for a total of 183,514. The state currently ... (click for more)

Georgia Only Has 3 New COVID Deaths; 1,145 New Cases

Georgia state health officials reported on Sunday there have been an additional three deaths due to the coronavirus. The new total is 6,602. There were 1,145 new cases as that total reached 306,155 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Hospitalizations are at 27,377, up 39 from Saturday. Here are the numbers by county: Catoosa County: 1,101 cases, up 5; 17 deaths; ... (click for more)

Opinion

From Exclusion To Inclusion: The Need For A New Chattanooga Way

Executive Summary: A New Chattanooga Way The Chattanooga renaissance that local leaders brag about took almost 40 years to reach fruition. It took risk. It took vision. It took billions of dollars. The physical renaissance is a farce if it fails to lift all Chattanoogans. The evidence in this report suggests the renaissance is incomplete. A New Chattanooga Way would include ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My New Best Friend

I have found my instincts for measuring up people have served me well. This isn’t to say I pass judgement on anyone, but I’m pretty good about knowing which ones not to make any eye contact with. I’ve learned people who act strange usually turn out to be strange. A kook on Monday is still a kook on Sunday, and there simply ain’t no cure for stupid. I also avoid braggarts and those ... (click for more)

Sports

UTC Netters Earn 6-0 Doubles Mark At Central Arkansas Invitational

he University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team closed out the Central Arkansas Fall Invite with a 6-0 mark in doubles action today. The Mocs finished the first tournament of the season with a 6-3 record in doubles and 12-7 mark in singles. Freshman Jessie Young and junior Bogdana Zaporozhets teamed up a No. 1 to post wins over Louisiana-Monroe and Missouri State. ... (click for more)

McCreadie Denies Owens $30,000 Victory In Nebraska; Marlar Takes $20,059 Home To West Tennessee

Tim McCreadie (# 39) of Watertown, N.Y. beat Tennessean Jimmy Owens with four laps to spare Saturday night to win the I-80 Nationals worth $30,000. T-Mac's ceremoniously beating of his roof top was met by thunderous applause at I-80 Speedway as fans loudly approved of the fist pumped high in the air in Victory Lane. McCreadie was the last of four different race leaders that had ... (click for more)