EPB is a publicly owned power distribution and telecommunications company serving a 600 Square Mile region around Chattanooga, TN. Worldwide recognition was earned almost a decade ago when high speed fiber optic services were rolled out - earning Chattanooga the moniker 'Gig City'.
Their 81 year-old legacy has been preserved in unique and exclusive photos from the EPB archive.
The photos presented here are provided via permission by EPB. Images may not be republished without consent.
1954: Christmas Dolls Display
Chattanooga’s newly redesigned Lovell Field - Aug 1964
Inside the Brock Candy Company - 1952
Brock Candy Company on Chestnut Street - 1952
EPB’s first employee, S. R. Finley, threw the switch that opened the Riverside Substation in January of 1939– signaling the beginning of EPB’s power distribution.
Shown here at his retirement ceremony in September of 1963, Finley is presented the first residential power meter installed by EPB.
Finley’s leadership did not end with retirement – becoming Chairman of the Board of EPB the same year.
1906: A Pre-EPB view at 6th and Market Streets with
repairs underway by crews of the Chattanooga Electric Company.
Data processing at EPB - 1978
EPB’s ‘Display Department’ readies the 1964 Christmas windows,
a tradition that continues today.
EPB’s Display Department in action - 1958
May 1962: One of many restaurants that EPB employee
Don Mills advised for commercial electric needs.
Employee Night; during the 20th Anniversary Celebration - 1959
First power bills generated with IBM system - circa 1952
Jan. 1973 Ice Storm: Directing resources at EPB
Inside McKee Bakery - 1958
Feb. 1972 - New Substation and Underground Dept. Building.
Decades later it would become EPB's Network Operations Center.
Electric meter testing - 1954
The glow of neon signs: Holsum Bread