Since we’re on the topic of sheet music in our last post… this composition was written expressly for the Lookout Inn and copyrighted in 1900 by Will F. Stewart of Chattanooga, Tenn. It’s unknown if it was an homage by the composer or contracted by the owners of the Inn.
The Lookout Inn opened in 1890 and was situated just above the top station of the existing Incline No. 2 on the eastern face of Lookout Mountain. The steam-powered incline was built as a direct route to the hotel and a connection to the Chattanooga & Lookout Mountain Railway. The Inn burned to the ground in 1908. You can read more about it in the post, Lost Chattanooga: The Historic Hotels on Lookout Mountain (part one).
Picnooga has a nice collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the Inn. Below is part of that collection.
If you have any items from the Lookout Inn, Picnooga would love to see them. Just send me an email.