Hamilton County Courthouse Kicks Off 100 Year-Celebration

The year-long celebration of the Hamilton County Courthouse building’s centennial kicked off yesterday with the unveiling of a new historical exhibit. Items from the exhibit range from a photo of World War I soldiers gathered on the courthouse lawn for a concert in 1919 to the history and lore surrounding the statues and fountains on the property. Mayor Jim Coppinger told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the exhibit was filled with memorabilia even he had never seen before. The next event for the centennial celebration will be a Christmas open house in December.