Archive Record

Object Name Pamphlet
Catalog Number 2015.031.003
Description Black and white, four page pamphlet composed of one piece of paper folded lengthwise in half. At bottom of the front (1st) page it is titled "THE CHATTANOOGA OF TOMORROW" below a large picture of an architect's model of a proposed plan for downtown Chattanooga, TN. There are some scribbles in black ball point pen under the print.

On page 3, the new Tennessee Valley Authority offices were mentioned: "(2) Fourth Street, lower right, along Broad and Market: proposed here are new TVA offices".

Page 2 is titled "A Summary of THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT PLAN Prepared by Your GREATER CHATTANOOGA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE". The text is divided into three sections: "HISTORY", "THE PLAN", and "PUBLIC and PRIVATE ACTIONS NECESSARY". It represents two and one half years of work begun in 1966 with cooperation among business interests, city and county elected officials, the Regional Planning Commission, and three professional consulting firms.

The result of this venture was to be "a comprehensive development plan for the heart of the community --- a plan that would revitalize and, indeed, change the face of downtown Chattanooga in only a few years' time." Six photographs, five labeled "a" through "e", appear on pages 2 and 3. They provide views of the architectural model which divide the downtown into five geographical sections. Text for each describes potential changes.

The text ends on the back (4th) page. It indicates that the complete 80 page report was available at the Chamber of Commerce, 819 Broad Street. The date "9-11-1968" appears at bottom left. In the right column a drawing of the "PROPOSED STREET SYSTEM" is presented. Below it is a list of the 26 members of the "DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE", including their titles. All are well known family names in the Chattanooga community.

Finally the "URBAN DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS" are named. They are Marcou, O'Leary & Associates; Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates; Wilbur Smith & Associates.
Date 1968
Dates of Creation September 11, 1968
Extent of Description 10.00" x 8.00"
Accession number 2015.031