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James Brown House

James Brown was an important Cherokee leader at the time of the Removal in 1838. His house and farm were located in Ooltewah, Tennessee, in Hamilton County near Chattanooga. In 2006, a NPS official learned that the house was in danger of imminent collapse and needed an immediate rescue effort. He contacted specialists with the NPS’ Historic Preservation Projects Program; a Challenge Cost Share Program Agreement was arranged with the Tennessee Preservation Trust; and a workshop was held in November 2006 that involved the Tennessee Preservation Trust, the Heritage Conservation Network, and the property owners. The workshop report provides a broad array of architectural, engineering, and structural information aimed toward stabilizing and eventually preserving the James Brown House.


Project Description 1
Executive Summary 1
Project Narrative 2
Photographie Narrative 6
Preservation Recommendations 41
Composition of Costs 44
Project History 45
Correspondence 45
Bibliography 85
Appendices 87
Appendix A – Floor Plan of James Brown House 87
Appendix B – Field Notes from Stabilization Workshop (Nov. 2006) 89

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