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Old Jail Museum providing shelter for Welcome Center, temporary home for Chamber

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 12:07 pm

The house located at the site of the new parking lot adjacent to the Jack Daniel’s Visitor’s Center is still in the renovation stages. Upon completion, it is expected to be the home of Lynchburg Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

The house located at the site of the new parking lot adjacent to the Jack Daniel’s Visitor’s Center is still in the renovation stages. Upon completion, it is expected to be the home of Lynchburg Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Construction crews continue to put the finishing touches on the new parking lot across the street from the Jack Daniel’s visitors center. That includes the house located on the property as well. While it’s currently fenced off, the house is expected to be the new home of the Lynchburg Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce upon its completion.

The Lynchburg Welcome Center operated by the Chamber with assistance from Brown-Forman was located at the old service station at the stop light on the corner of Mechanic St. and Majors Blvd.

Currently the old Jail Museum is providing space for a temporary Welcome Center. (MCN Photos by Robert Holman)

Currently the old Jail Museum is providing space for a temporary Welcome Center. (MCN Photos by Robert Holman)

While the building, with its antique car and vintage gasoline pumps out front, is a popular stop for tourists seeking a unique photo opp, Brown-Forman officials have decided to renovate that property to keep it from falling in further disrepair.

With neither property finished, the Chamber of Commerce has been forced to uproot and take temporary quarters at the Moore County Jail Museum on Main St., just off the town square.

The Welcome Center, which provides local information, promotes area businesses and helps point tourists in the right direction, will be open in the old Jail Museum Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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