Cornerstones to preserve Chattanooga Choo Choo dome

Hotel donates historic structure for preservation

Cornerstone will take over and help restore and preserve the historic dome in the entrance to the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

One of Chattanooga's most historic structures will be preserved by a local preservation group which is taking ownership of part of the city's most iconic building.

The owners of the Chattanooga Choo Choo will announce plans today to donate the historic Terminal Station to Cornerstones Inc., which is launching a $1 million fundraising effort to preserve the structure and its award-winning dome architecture.

photo Cornerstone will take over and help restore and preserve the historic dome in the entrance to the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

"We are proud to take ownership of this iconic historic property and show by example how historic properties can be saved and restored through a private and public partnership," said Ann Gray, executive director of Cornerstones Inc.

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