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Hubble home location

The Cherokee Triangle has numerous landmark properties. Perhaps a new one is soon to join the lineup.

A dilapidated duplex may be renovated as a four-story building with both commercial and residential units, plus a rooftop observatory and space-exploration elements.

Owner Mark Thompson wants to spotlight a previous resident of the home, Edwin Hubble, who lived there in the early 1900s. Hubble went from Kentucky to study astronomy at the University of Chicago and then at the Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin. After graduating, he worked for the Carnegie Institution for Science's Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California. Hubble's name is most widely recognized for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Thompson owns the former Carnegie Library building at 1000 Cherokee Road next to the proposed new structure. This is envisioned as a property with its focus on Hubble and astronomy. Learn more.