A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

49. Anyone Home?


I haven’t thought about this little house for years, but thanks to our 52-Week Challenge, I thought about it yesterday as I was driving across Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, TN and it made me think of the theme, “Anyone Home?”.  As a little girl, my Dad would let me tag along when he went fishing in the Tennessee River just below the Dam and this little house.  I was always intrigued with the tiny little house perched high above the railroad tracks and river.  It’s the house of the bridge tender, whose job is to raise the bridge when larger vessels travel up or down the river.  The little house has no yard, porch or deck but I would imagine the view is spectacular.

Thanks for the memories…I wonder if there was anyone home.

Peregrine Falcons are observed year-round at this site. The CSX Railroad Bridge at Chickamauga Dam is one of only three known nesting locations for the Peregrine Falcon, a Tennessee and Federal Endangered species, in Tennessee.



Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

7 thoughts on “49. Anyone Home?

  1. Very cool. I like this one a lot.


  2. Great photo and so fitting for this theme.


  3. Great story and photo MN.


  4. This is an awesome picture as well as a great story!


  5. I remember this “house”….it always intrigued, as well.


  6. I enjoy the story’s behind all the pictures! I have never seen anything like this. I would have never knew someone actually stayed there. Thanks for sharing.


  7. You nailed the theme! Nice photo. I like that the house is tiny in the upper corner.


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