Monday, May 22, 2017 07:40 AM


After spending eight years in New York, artist Charlotte Caldwell moved back to Chattanooga about a year and a half ago. (Photo: Staff)

A 75,000-square-foot building[1] on 14th Street is slated to be revamped into a creative complex that will house a new art nonprofit.

There's also room for commercial tenants, such as a restaurant or brewery.

ArtistCharlotte Caldwell recently bought the building, which is at the corner of 14th Street and Holtzclaw Avenue.

Her new nonprofit, called Stove Works[2], will anchor the property, taking up about 25,000 square feet.

She's had the vision for an artist residency program and workspace for years.

"It's the craziest thing I've ever done," she said. "I feel like I'm totally out of my mind, but you have to be crazy to realize anything, reallysmall or big."

Caldwellcould have purchased a smaller space, but she has a history with this building.

Her great-grandfather and grandfatherowned the building for years when it was Tennessee Stove Works and later Modern Maid[3].

Her great-grandfather bought the building in the '50s, she ...

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