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Building A Future Time Capsule At The Read House

Read House memorabilia
The Read House

This year, the Read House in downtown Chattanooga is celebrating its 150th anniversary - the longest continuously operating hotel here in the Southeast.

Next week, the festivities turn to filling a time capsule - Wednesday, August 17th from 4 PM to 6 PM at the hotel.

Tyler Logue is the Read House historian.

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