By Yolanda Putman
The Chattanooga History Center today honored a family and a foundation for sparking the revitalization of downtown Chattanooga.
"Truly Chattanooga would not be the wonderful city that we live in without what (John T. Lupton and the Lyndhurst Foundation) have done to guide the way," said Gail Pollock, director of the Chattanooga History Center, formally known as the Chattanooga Regional History Museum.
Mr. Lupton and the Lyndhurst Foundation received the History Center's second annual History Makers award at a luncheon downtown. About 600 people attended the event.
Museum officials, who announced the facility's name change today at the luncheon, said they have a sales agreement for their property at 400 Chestnut St. and plan to move to the corner of First and Market streets. For the next two years, museum officials said, they will operate as a museum without walls, doing public lectures, walking tours and trunk shows at public schools.
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