By the turn of the century, Missionary Ridge, site of the Civil War battle, had become one of the Chattanooga's most fashionable suburbs, crowned with mansions such as the Hutcheson home and Colyarton. Emma Bell Miles was a regular visitor to several Missionary Ridge homes which may have provided the setting of the present FSC. Kay Baker Gaston mentions the hospitality of the Arthur Stedmans, who often invited Miles to dinner at their Missionary Ridge home and who on occasion took in her children as houseguests (128, 133). Gaston also notes Miles' long-term friendship with Zerelda Rains, who allowed Miles to use her Missionary Ridge residence as a home away from Walden's Ridge and who on occasion hosted Miles' readings of her work (133).