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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.

Artist depiction of bank interior.

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.


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.


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. 

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