Posts tagged kress
Posts tagged kress
Kress Building, Raleigh, North Carolina
Photo by Sid Penance
Detail of the city’s old Kress five & dime building, by our friend Sid Penance.
Thanks for the note. One day I need to do a feature just on Kress stores. In the meantime, here’s the one around the corner from me here in Atlanta. Picture by yours truly. -Wendy
Kress, Huntsville, Alabama
Another great old Kress facade.
Kress Building, Greensboro, North Carolina
by Earl Letherberry
Another great old Kress store, facade intact.
The Kress Store in Greensboro was built in 1930 and Kress closed the store in 1973. The structure has details, including coats-of-arms, metal work, and inlaid artistic embellishments. The colorful Art Deco style building was restored in 2000. In 2010, the structure was known for its fourth floor, roof top, special events rental facility. Other space is for office and other commercial purposes.
Side view, same photographer:
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Kress, El Paso, Texas
Another one of those amazing old Kress buildings.
Close-up of the top, by same photographer:
Former Kress, Columbia, South Carolina
Photo by Jason Taylor
Another one of those nice old Kress buildings.
Former Kress Store, Billings, Montana
Detail of yet another old, lovely Kress department store. Kress brought Deco to towns and cities of all sizes, all across America.
Former Kress Department Store, Bakersfield, California
Detail from an old Kress.
Kress Building, Downtown Atlanta, Georgia
by Wendy Darling
Kress, one of the most successful five-and-dimes in retail history, doesn’t survive, but its buildings do. Among them is this one on South Peachtree. I believe the upper stores are vacant, while the bottom story is retail — everything from shoes to gold teeth.
From Atlanta Architecture: Art Deco to Modern Classic, 1929-1959:
The 1936 Kress reflects the ore restrained, monochromatic face of the Depression years and is part of a street of several noteworthy commercial buildings of the period.
Bold and simple, both McCrory’s and the 1936 Kress Building next door acknowledged the restrained spirit of thirties Deco.
In the Kress Building, Deco incisions and a classical orderliness and simplicity were balanced with vertical ribbed piers presenting recognizable features found in Kress Buildings in Durham, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia and elsewhere through the Southeast.
Elevator, Kress Building, Ft. Worth, Texas
by Lynn Barnett
Gorgeous elevator door. The note on Flickr says “outside elevator” but not sure if that means actually on the street or what.