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Friday, January 21, 2011

William Chaney's Rock City Barn

William Chaney's Rock City Barn

This old tobacco barn was painted in the early 1940's to advertise to westbound motorists coming from Newport to Seveirville along highway US411.

World's 8th Wonder
NEAR Chattanooga Tenn.

We can safely assume the website address wasn't there in the 40's. That's because this once crumbling barn was restored.

In 2000, this barn became a project for the Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark Project. On June 15 that year, Hamptom employees and local volunteers met together to restore this barn by rebuilding the walls, doors and roof, and then repainting it. Then Tennessee First Lady Martha Sundquist was on hand assisting the efforts to restore the six decade icon.

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