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Tennessee Tiki House - 1972
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4530
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-05-26 5:29 pm   Permalink

I found this really funny article in an old 1972 trade magazine about an all-electric Tiki/Playboy house built in Chattanooga Tennessee.

This photo shows the front of the house with the two large Tikis on the doors. The article also states that there was a giant playboy bunny on the roof.




Here is the inside of the house with a large pool with bridges. Check out the sharp outfits on the homeowners. The article also points out the animal heads on the walls.



Here is the article.



Classic!

DC


 
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phinz
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Joined: Dec 30, 2007
Posts: 196
From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2010-05-26 5:34 pm   Permalink

I'd love to find this house sometime, if it's still there. I'm sure it's nothing like it used to be, but it would be cool to make an archaeological expedition. Heck, it's only 90 minutes down the road.
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11375
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-05-26 8:14 pm   Permalink

Didn't you post these pics before, DC? Sans article, though. I still remember C&A's Star trek comment, that was so spot on!
The entrance always reminded me of the Hawaiian Inn....


....and its restaurant

Also, somewhat, the Aloha Restaurant in Rochester:



The description adds a whole nother dimension to these pics. What a great example of one person's interpretation of the style!


 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5098
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2014-12-23 07:05 am   Permalink

It's for sale.
25 North Crest Road, Chattanooga, TN



VanDercar Tikis?



Pretty awful looking place. 1970s faux Asian and French and whatever... Reminds me of House of the Rock in Wisconsin in a way.

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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 1918
From: Wandering the eastern shores
Posted: 2014-12-23 07:43 am   Permalink

Oh, that could be fun to fix up! Tear out all the hideous wallpaper and the pink bidet for starters.

 
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JenTiki
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From: Wandering the eastern shores
Posted: 2014-12-23 08:08 am   Permalink

From the Google Street view of the property, you can see that the house across the road from it has a couple cannons pointed at it!

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2014-12-23 09:07 am   Permalink


The Palm Tree Gate.


Modern home with cannon. There is a plaque about some military history in front of the Tiki house I can't read via Street View.



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JenTiki
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From: Wandering the eastern shores
Posted: 2014-12-23 10:02 am   Permalink

Here's a closer view of the gate. I just LOVE the lady with the vessel :sarcasm:


And here's the marker on the road next to the driveway



 
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Chadwickitiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2013
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Posted: 2014-12-23 10:39 am   Permalink

The house sits on Missionary Ridge which overlooks the city of Chattanooga. During the battle of Missionary Ridge, Confederate forces stationed along the top of the ridge were pushed off and driven out of Chattanooga by Union forces moving up the ridge from the city below. The original cannons mark some of the defensive positions along the top of the ridge and are found in yards of homes all along Missionary Ridge.

 
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JenTiki
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From: Wandering the eastern shores
Posted: 2014-12-23 11:26 am   Permalink

Welcome to Civil War Central!

 
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howlinowl
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 210
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 2014-12-23 10:13 pm   Permalink

Billy Hull appears to have been an interesting character.....

http://www.leagle.com/decision/198671451fetcm663_1554

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=392&dat=19950524&id=D-EvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OT8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6309,1549518

https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/2458065/hull-v-state/

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(dunno why the second link doesn't open right.....newspaper article about another murder Mr. Hull was connected to....)


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