736 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga 37402
National Register of Historic Places since 1979
Built in 1892, the Dome Building serves as a major architectural feature of Chattanooga’s downtown skyline. Poised on the corner of Georgia Avenue and East Eighth Street, the 65,000 square foot historic building was originally known as the Ochs Building, but most often referred to as the Times Building. Adolph Ochs, the edifice namesake and owner of The Chattanooga Times, became one of Chattanooga’s greatest boosters. At the time of construction, the Dome Building was the city’s tallest structure with a gilded, copper cupola directly above the six-story turret on the southwest corner. Designed by New York architects Theodore DeLemos and A.W. Cordes, the building’s western and southern sides are of the Italian Renaissance Revival style, while the two backsides are solid brick. The west and south sides also incorporate stone arches, Doric columns, and elaborate stone cornices.
The Dome Building Press Annex, a three-story structure on the back side of the original building, was constructed in 1917 by Ochs. It served as the location of the printing operations for the newspaper until the late 1940’s. Home at one time to the Chattanooga Times, North American Royalties, and many other noteworthy tenants, the interior was completely renovated in 2004 by its owner Dome Building Realty Partners, LLC. The exterior has also been restored to its historic appearance.
On February 15, 1979, the United States Department of the Interior placed the building on its National Register of Historic Places. The recognition was due to the importance of Adolph Ochs’ work in Chattanooga, the success of the The Chattanooga Times, and the significance of Ochs using his business sense developed here to purchase a failing New York Times and successfully making it the most highly circulated paper in the United States. Due to efforts by current owners, Urban Story Ventures, The Dome Building is Energy Star rated. Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.See Available Space
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Urban Story Ventures has changed the landscape of my small business and of so many Entrepreneurs in Chattanooga! I can't say enough good things about the whole staff. They have made bringing my small business to Chattanooga so smooth. The whole team has all of their tenants best interests at heart and will work hard to help them succeed. Highly recommend if you are looking for space to see your dreams come true!
Urban Story Ventures is an incredibly supportive group! Their small team helped us find the perfect location for our young business and have been champions of our mission every step of the way. It is rare to have a development group actually care about the businesses that they house. We feel fortunate to be connected to Urban Story. Best Landlords EVER.
We've had a great experience with USV. The building (James Building) and our space are always clean and well-kept, they've invested in good amenities like the fitness center, and any maintenance issues are always addressed quickly. Overall, they're responsive and easy to work with. Highly recommend.
We had the fortune to work on an Urban Story project recently and wanted to leave a review. As a small business owner, clients come in all varieties, but Urban Story was one of the best to work for, by far. They were concise in their expectations and schedule, while still being easy to communicate with on a day to day level. They were absolutely great with any issues that came up (it was a large project that took several months). I would recommend Urban Story, absolutely.
Urban Story Ventures is unlike any other development company in Chattanooga. I am so grateful to have stumbled across this company and to now be one of their tenants. They’re truly a blessing to small businesses, hoping success for all of their tenants.
Urban Story Ventures was a pleasure to work with, always responsive and communicative, pleasant and friendly. Their properties are beautiful and I especially appreciate their focus on restoring historical buildings with character and bringing them forward into our modern day city. I will definitely continue doing business with them in the future!