Photo Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2014.017.041.a-d
Description This is Tennessee Products Corporation in Alton Park on Central Avenue around the railroad tracks. It later split into three separate companies, Chattanooga Coke & Chemicals (at the smoke stacks), Velsicol Chemicals (in the foreground) and Reilly Tar and later Woodward Iron and coke plant. This entire area is part of a Superfund site now because of the heavy pollution that took place from these companies for several decades - air pollution but especially water pollution from dumping into the Chattanooga Creek.
Date 1955-1959
Accession number 2014.017