(WBIR- Oak Ridge, Tenn.) Several unique pieces of East Tennessee and US Cold War History were on the market Saturday morning.
Dozens of items from the Alexander Inn, better known as the "Guest House" for the Manhattan Project, were apart of an estate sale. It was an effort by the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance to raise money to protect historic structures throughout the region.
The Alexander Inn originally housed official guests during the Manhattan Project and was later converted into a hotel.
Former inn employee Frieda Brock-Miller said she's glad to to see the renovations and even offered a little secret about its past.
"There was a fort. . . a there were stairs going down in under the building," explained Brock-Miller. "And back when they were doing the Manhattan project, I understand, that if things got tight, that's where they'd go and hide."