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As part of a major redevelopment of a portion of downtown Chattanooga occasioned by the construction of a Tennessee Valley Authority office complex, the City of Chattanooga proposed to extend Twelfth Street from Chestnut Street to Market Street. This extension of Twelfth Street would run roughly east to west across the southern border of the TVA office complex site, crossing existing Chestnut, Broad and Market Streets, and connecting with Newby Street. Concommitant with new street construction would be the improvement of surfaces and buried services and utilities along or under existing streets. Such an improvement would affect Twelfth Street from Chestnut to Carter Streets. Under provisions of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, the City of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley Authority were to contract for the performance of archival research and limited archaeological testing and reconnaissance on their respective properties in order to assess the presence or absence of historic or prehistoric cultural remains which might be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places and, if eligible, a plan to mitigate the adverse impact on the remains would be formulated and implemented. A Memorandum of Agreement was executed between the Tennessee State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the City of Chattanooga. The City of Chattanooga was provided a Scope of Services outlining the archaeological services to be performed by an appropriate contractor. The following is a report on archaeological testing performed by the Institute of Archaeology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, on behalf of the City of Chattanooga, through their agents, the firm of Hensley-Schmidt, Inc., engineering consultants. This report consolidates data gathered under three contracts funded through an Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) No. B-80-AA-47-0003 (Contract No. 2). These three projects were identified as "Archaeological Testing of the Twelfth Street Extension Right-of-Way, Market to Broad Streets," (May 28, 1980), "Archaeological Monitoring of the Twelfth Street Extension Right-of-Way, Chestnut to Carter Streets," (June 6, 1980), and "Archaeological Testing of the Twelfth Street Extension Right-of-Way, Chestnut to Broad Streets," (June 12, 1980). The field portion of the archaeological testing and monitoring program was conducted between 2 June and 11 July, 1980, and was directed by R. Bruce Council, Research Instructor, and Loretta Lautzenheiser, Assistant Archaeologist, both of the Institute of Archaeology. Dr. Jeffrey L. Brown served as Principal Investigator of the monitoring phase of the work, and R. Bruce Council was Principal Investigator on the testing portions of the program.


Dept. of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies


College of Arts and Sciences


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)




Archaeological surveying -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga; Land use -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga Region -- Planning; Antiquities; Archaeological surveying; Land use -- Planning; Chattanooga (Tenn.) -- Antiquities; Tennessee -- Antiquities; Tennessee; Tennessee -- Chattanooga; Tennessee -- Chattanooga Region


Chattanooga (Tenn.); Hamilton County (Tenn.)

Document Type



ii, 70 leaves



Call Number

F444.C475 C68 1980


A report on archaeological testing of the Twelfth Street right-of-way from Market Street to Chestnut Street including archaeological monitoring of street improvement from Chestnut Street to Carter Street