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HISTORY

1914 – First National Bank

First National Bank is formed, the third bank in Maryville, TN.

Ground Broken – 1921

First National Bank begins construction on its headquarters in downtown.

Building Completed – 1922

Construction is completed on the five-story building. It stands as Maryville's tallest building for many years.

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Artist depiction of bank interior.
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1932 – The Great Depression

After only 18 years First National Bank closes due to Great Depression losses.

Building Purchased – 1934

Blount National Bank purchases the building as its new headquarters and leases office space for area businesses.

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Placeholder – 1940s

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1950s – Placeholder

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1960s – Placeholder

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A Modern Facade – 1970s

A new aluminum facade is built around the building to keep in step with modern architectural style. 

1980s – Placeholder

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Placeholder – 1990s

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2000s – New Owners, New Name

Story of how and why the building was purchased, and the beginnings of the building's restoration.

Historic Preservation – 2010s

Doug and Teresa Horn are awarded an East Tennessee Preservation Award by Knox Heritage for their restoration work at Preservation Plaza.

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Today

Preservation Plaza is almost 100 years old, and still serves downtown Maryville as office, retail, and event space. The historic preservation work continues, as we create a space with a balance of modern functionality and historic integrity.