This post card, printed by Tichnor in the early 1920s, shows the Homestead Hotel about three or four years after it was constructed. This series, as previously noted, was commissioned by Kingsport businessman T. J. Stephenson.
I took the reference picture for this drawing the day they tore this historic building down. That’s why you can see through the front door. The site is a parking lot now…for a church.
To be more precise about the date of the Homestead’s demise, I took the information from Jeff Fleming’s comment below and checked back to my journals from 1992. This, apparently, was my final drawing of this building (I apparently did two others. One I remember, the other I don’t). Unfortunately, I made no mention of when I actually took the picture, but it was before August, 1992.