Photo Record

Object Name Transparency, Slide
Catalog Number 2012.025.040
Description This slide is labeled " Craven's Robert House. Rear. 1855, Rebuilt 1866. Lookout Mountain Tenn."The description is handwritten in black ink on top of the printed date, March 1968. The photographer is unknown. This is an image of the Cravens House located halfway up Lookout Mountain. 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.
Date 1968
Print size 2.00" x 2.00"
Accession number 2012.025