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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 local 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. 

50 Years of Banking - 1980s
Blount National Bank celebrates 50 years of banking but later merges with First American National Bank. 

Bank Closes – 1990s
First American National Bank sells the building to a private company, Advanced Computer Enterprises. For the first time in the building's 71-year history the building is no longer used for banking but continues to lease to local businesses.

2000s – New Owners, New Name
Doug and Teresa Horn purchase the building in 2006 with a vision to preserve its rich history all the while continuing to host local businesses, thus naming the building Preservation Plaza.

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