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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Chattanooga Old Post Office & Courthouse

Chattanooga Old Post Office & Courthouse

This building was built to be the city Post Office in 1890 with additions finished in 1909. It is built from Bedford Indiana Limestone and is an example of Richadsonian Romanesque Architecture. The steps and trim are made of Tennessee Marble.

A new Post Office was built in the 30's (Now the Solomon Federal Building). So, in 1956, the building switched government hands and it became offices for the TVA. After the TVA built new headquarters, they had less of a need for this building and they leased some of the office space to become space for the US Bankruptcy Court in 1988. The best I can tell, TVA sold this building to the Court in 2003. Now, the building is officially named "Historic US Courthouse" which is a little misleading. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Chattanooga Old Post Office & Courthouse

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