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Alabama Kress Stores

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Kress
Birmingham, AL
Kress
Gadsden, AL
The Kress in Birmingham designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1937. In the 1960s, the fašade was covered over with metal panels. The store closed in 1978. In the early 1980s, the upper floors were converted to office space. In 2004, the building was restored and a law firm moved into the ground floor. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

The Kress in Gadsden was designed by Seymour Burrell and built in 1913. The store closed in 1961. [map]

Kress
Selma, AL
This Kress was built in 1931. It was designed by Edward F. Sibbert. The building replaced another Kress building on the same site from around 1916. The store closed in 1980. The building now houses Butler Truax Jewelry. [map]

Kress
Montgomery, AL
The Kress was built in 1929 in a Greek temple design. It was designed by George F. MacKay. There are two detailed facades. The building has been vacant for many years. [map]

Kress
Huntsville, AL
The Huntsville Kress was built in 1931. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2013, the ground floor space was occupied by Fubar. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

Kress
Mobile, AL
Kress
Anniston, AL
The Kress in Mobile was designed by Seymour Burrell. It was built from 1913-1914. Edward Sibbert designed an addition in 1941. Another addition was built in 1952. The store closed in 1981. The building has been vacant since at least 2005. [map]

This Kress in Anniston opened in 1935. The storefront and interior were updated from previous Kress stores on the same site from 1905 and 1917. Beneath the box near the roofline is most likely the original curved gold Kress lettering. The five boxes above the ground floor appear to still contain the individual letters that spell K-R-E-S-S. The only other Kress that had this feature is the one in Hollywood, CA. Under the "Super 10" sign is the painted over strip sign that read "S.H. Kress & Co. 5-10-25 Cent Store". The terra cotta facade contains tiny gold flecks. The roughly textured window panes were also tinted with gold. The store closed in 1980. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

Other Alabama Kress stores:
Bessemer
Birmingham
Tuscaloosa [map]

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