Now that Bank of Tennessee is breaking forth from the constraints of the past and is going to land a big new footprint, so to speak, on the half-block of land they own between Cherokee and Cumberland with Center Street frontage. This is what that area looked like around 1975.
It’s got crappy resolution. I was living in a, er, low-rent apartment at the time and was playing around with a Polaroid camera I’d bought somewhere. Anyway, this shows the corner of Cherokee Street (see the Kingsport Camera Shop sign mid right? That’s all been taken over by that other bank) and Center. There was a service station there, and one across the street. They used to everywhere, for some reason. Like pharmacies now.
The tower just under the wires on the right is where the telephone company is.
Roberts Tire & Recapping occupies the buildings low in the picture.