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Front Page - Friday, September 17, 2021

Titans, See Rock City unveil restored barns

The Tennessee Titans and See Rock City have partnered to restore three historic barns in East Tennessee.

The barns, which feature Titans and See Rock City branding, celebrate both a historic Tennessee tradition and the start of the Titans’ 2021 season.

Visual artist doughjoe, a member of Nashville’s Norf Art Collective, painted the barns. The paintings took about a month to complete through multiple storms, including Tropical Depression Ida.

See Rock City barns first appeared in 1936, brainstormed as a marketing tool by Rock City Gardens founder Garnet Carter and painted by American sign painter Clark Byers.

The barns, numbering 900 at their height, quickly turned into Americana icons and drove visitors from around the country to Lookout Mountain. Today, around 50 barns remain, with the majority in Tennessee.

The three Titans-See Rock City barns are located at 1189 Shellmound Road in Jasper, 510 Piercy Road in Jasper and 6087 Highway 411 in Madisonville.

Source: Tennessee Titans; See Rock City