In Chattanooga, Tennessee, an infamous house once known as the “Swingers Tiki Palace” sits completely abandoned atop Missionary Ridge. The house was built in 1972 and was the dream home of strip club tycoon Billy Hull, who desired his own little replica of the Playboy Mansion.
Boasting a bunny-shaped pool and Polynesian-inspired decor, the house became a hot spot for adult entertainers in the area. A few infamous parties were thrown there, but the good times came to a screeching halt less than a year later. In 1973, Hull was arrested for hiring a hit-man to kill his wife Gloria’s alleged lover, Roland Harris.
After Hull’s arrest and subsequent jailing, the Swingers Tiki Palace was left to rot. It is now a popular attraction for urbex enthusiasts and photographers and has also become a part of local folklore. A house once marveled (and sometimes ridiculed) for its unique design is now a hollow remnant of the decadent adult entertainment culture that permeated the 1970s.