Photo Record

Object Name Transparency, Slide
Catalog Number 2012.025.012
Description This slide is labeled "Craven's Robert House, Front. 1866. Lookout Mountain Tenn. (Orig. Bldg. 1855) Blt.of Hand-Planed Boards & Sandstone." The description is hand written in black ink over the printed date March 1968. The home was built in 1855 by Robert Cravens who ran a prominent iron business in Chattanooga. During the Battle of Chattanooga, both the Union and Confederate armies used Cravens' home as a headquarters and an observation post. The heaviest fighting of the "Battle Above the Clouds" took place on the same level plateau that Cravens' house was situated on. However while the home sustained minor damage during the battle, it was later destroyed by a drunken Union brawl. After the war, Cravens returned and rebuilt the home in 1866. The property was donated to the Chickamauga - Chattanooga National Military Park in 1893. The house was renovated in 1956.
Date 1968
Print size 2.00" x 2.00"
Accession number 2012.025