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California Kress Stores

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Kress
Sacramento, CA
This Kress Building was designed by John Fleming and built in 1931. There was originally a Kress neon blade sign on the front of the building. The store closed in 1980. The building now houses the Kress Lofts on K. The ground floor is currently vacant but there are plans to use it for retail space. Trees make this building very difficult to photograph. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Kress
Long Beach, CA
This Kress Building was designed by Thomas Franklin Power and built in 1923. The store closed in 1981 and the building remained vacant until 1992. It was then restored and converted into lofts. For more, see this website.

Kress
San Pedro, CA
This Kress Building was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1938. The store closed in 1980. The Kress letters at the top of the building have been replaced with "Plaza". The building's current main occupant is Plaza Self Storage.

Kress
Riverside, CA
Kress
Pomona, CA
The Kress Building in Riverside was designed by John Fleming and opened in 1930. The building is now owned by the University of California at Riverside. In 1988, it was converted into the CMP (California Museum of Photography). The Kress logo and many other features have been removed in the process. This Kress Building in Pomona was designed by E.J.T. Hoffman and built in 1927. The building now houses the Pomona Antique Mart.

Kress
Fresno, CA
This Kress Building was built in 1924. Kress moved to a new location in 1957. The facade was then covered with siding which was removed in 2010. It was restored that year and now houses the Blue Bird clothing store. For more, see this website.

Kress
Inglewood, CA
Kress
Los Angeles, CA
This Kress Building in Inglewood has been extensively remodeled for retail space.

This Kress Building in Los Angeles was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1934. From the 1940s until 2005, the building was occupied by Frederick's of Hollywood, a lingerie store. From 2008-2011, the ground floor was used for "The Kress" nightclub and restaurant. The building was still vacant when these photos were taken in 2013. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Kress
Bakersfield, CA
This Kress Building was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and opened in 1932. The orange balls and abstract blossoms are a reference to the area's citrus industry.

Kress
Santa Rosa, CA
This Kress Building was built in 1931. The building now houses a Mary's Pizza Shack and office space.

Kress
Berkeley, CA
This Kress Building was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1933. It closed around 1981. The building was later occupied by a J.J. Newberry store and a fabric retailer. The main tenant now is Half Price Books. For more, see this website.

Kress
Modesto, CA
This Kress Building appears to be from the 1930s. The ground floor has been altered and subdivided. The building now houses the Palladium Modesto nightclub and the Dance Academy.

Kress
Stockton, CA
This Kress Building was built in 1930. It was probably designed by John G. Fleming. The store became a McCrory's in 1980. In 2006, the building was renovated as the Kress Legal Center.

Kress Building
Los Angeles, CA
Kress
Los Angeles, CA
Kress Building
Los Angeles, CA
The first Kress Building shown above appeared to be vacant when this photo was taken in 2013.

The second Kress Building above was built in 1920. The partial facade that remains today was added in 1956. The store closed in 1981. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The third Kress Building above was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1938. The roof projection had descending Kress letters. The building now houses a post office.

Kress Building
Los Angeles, CA
This Kress Building was built in 1923. It was remodeled and expanded in 1931. John G. Fleming is responsible for the building's exterior with terracotta details.

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