Erected in 2016, this bank features a dark-painted timber frame. It is seen by bank clients and employees daily and is one of two timber frame bank branches that Homestead Timber Frames has built for One Bank.
A Brief History Of One Bank Of Tennessee…
One Bank of Tennessee was opened as the Bank of Monterey on October 2, 1901. Several community leaders joined to found a bank to provide financial services to the town and surrounding area which was booming with logging, coal mining, mountain resorts as well as both passenger and freight rail service. At the close of business on the first day, the bank’s deposits totaled $2,284.94 and the first loan was made- $9.50. Over the years, the bank operated with multiple branches and names, and in 2020, all were united under a single name, One Bank of Tennessee. Want to learn more? Check out their One Bank Of Tennessee Website.
~One Bank Of Tennessee – About Timeline Page
On The Drawing Board
There’s An Art To Joining Those Timber Frames…
"A tenon, as related to timber framing, is a projection on the end of a timber used for joining multiple members together. Timber Frames receive a multitude of hand crafted tenons and each tenon is created with great care and will end up joined inside a mortise. A tenon starts life as a set of lines on the side of a timber post, beam or knee brace. Each line is drafted with using the timber frame shop documents as a guide for length, width and placement. This is referred to as ‘laying out’." Want to learn more? Check out our article, "Tenon Fabrication."
~From Our Tennessee Pavilions Musings Page