Ferger Place Historic District
Ferger Place Historic District in Chattanooga, Tennessee was founded in 1910 as the first gated community south of the Mason-Dixon line. Founded by two wealthy investors, the Ferger Brothers, Ferger Place attracted higher class families including wealthy businessmen and Government officials. Off of main street in east downtown Chattanooga, this 240 acre neighborhood includes a wide spectrum of architectural styles of homes and welcomes newcomers to its safety oriented community. Making up both Morningside and Eveningside Drives, the homes reflect an array of styles ranging from 1910 through the 1930s. The Historic Neighborhood is also known for its distinct 'U' shape of 69 beautiful homes. This neighborhood was especially attractive because of the industrial revolution that spread throughout the nation at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Backstory and Context