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Did You Know? / Knies Blacksmith Shop / Home Bank & Trust Company

 
 
Did You Know? / Knies Blacksmith Shop / Home Bank & Trust Company Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
1. Did You Know? / Knies Blacksmith Shop / Home Bank & Trust Company Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  (Side A)
Did You Know? Jess Church the Barber advertised hot and cold baths in March 1913. He was the owner of one of the first barbershops in Winchester in the basement below the Home Bank and Trust Company. His shop had a bathtub and men would stop in for a daily shave and some would take a bath because they did not own a bathtub.

Knies Blacksmith Shop Casper J. Knies, a blacksmith who branched out into carriage and wagon making, operated a shop combined with a livery stable in Winchester. Mr. Knies was joined in business by sons John and Charles F. Knies, who continued the business as Charles F. Knies and Company. The old building was razed in 1998.

(Side B)
Did You Know? The Tennessee Legislature in 1901 authorized Winchester to issue bonds to construct a water works and power plant. With the construction of the Loop Power Plant on Elk River some six and one-half miles north of the Public Square, Winchester became the first town in Tennessee to have a hydroelectric plant.

Home Bank & Trust Company The Home Bank came to town in 1889 and erected a two-story building,
Did You Know? / Knies Blacksmith Shop / Home Bank & Trust Company Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
2. Did You Know? / Knies Blacksmith Shop / Home Bank & Trust Company Marker (Side B)
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which now houses Coldwell Banker Lynch-Rigsby Auction & Realty and other businesses. In 1902 the bank built the sandstone building on the square's northwestern corner.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 35° 11.211′ N, 86° 6.774′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on North Jefferson Street south of 2nd Avenue NE, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 North Jefferson Street, Winchester TN 37398, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Built 1947 (a few steps from this marker); Built 1958 (a few steps from this marker); Built 1894 (a few steps from this marker); Built 1930 (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1935 (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1902 (within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1924 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Did You Know? / Knies Blacksmith Shop / Home Bank & Trust Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
3. Did You Know? / Knies Blacksmith Shop / Home Bank & Trust Company Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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