Some of Chattanooga’s most popular office spaces, restaurants, and business buildings were created through adaptive reuse — the process of using + repurposing an old building for something that it wasn’t originally intended for.
The adaptive reuse trend began in Chattanooga in the 1980s, and many cool, local buildings are current examples of the increasingly popular development tactic.
CraftWorks Office Building, 201 W. Main St. | This building houses The Feed Co., Grain Craft, and several small businesses. The 100+ year old building was previously a storage facility for Chattanooga Feed Co.
Southern Saddlery Building, 3001 S. Broad St. | This 4-story building that is now full of small businesses was converted from its original role as a processor of the raw material for saddles.
Market Street Lofts, 1301 Market St. | Now a Southside apartment complex, the 1301 Market St. building was originally the site of a passenger terminal + later an administration building for the Southern Railway.
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