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Florida Kress Stores

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Kress
Orlando, FL
This Kress was built in 1935, designed by Edward F. Sibbert. This building is L-shaped and has polychromed terracotta details. The store closed in 1979. It is now a retail complex entered from the Orange Avenue side (top row of photos). The Kres Chophouse & Lounge has occupied the Church Street side (bottom rows of photos) of the building since 2003. Before Kres, this space was home to Pebbles Restaurant. [map]

Kress
Tampa, FL
The original Kress in Tampa was built in 1900 at this downtown site. It was demolished and replaced with this building in 1929. The building was designed by G.E. McKay. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building features a suspended bronze marquee and two terra cotta fašades. This Kress stands between a former Woolworth's and a former Newberry's. The block is now being converted into office, retail, and residential space that will be known as "Kress Square". For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Kress
Tampa, FL
Kress
Key West, FL
This Kress in Tampa is located in the Ybor City District. It now houses a U.S. Customs Service office. For more, see this website. [map]

The Kress in Key West was built in 1912 and remained open until the early 1970s. Since 1976, the building has been occupied by Fast Buck Freddie's, a department store. For more, see this website. [map]

Kress
Daytona Beach, FL

This Kress, designed by Sibbert, was built in 1932. The buff brick building is faced with terra cotta on the front and north side of the building. For more, see these websites: 1 and [map]

Kress
Sarasota, FL
This Kress was built in 1932. It may have been designed by G.A. Miller or Edward F. Sibbert. The building features terracotta details. The store closed in 1974. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

Kress
Lakeland, FL
This Kress was built in 1929. It is now home to the Children's Museum. [map]

Kress
St. Petersburg, FL
This Kress was built in 1927 and remained in operation until around 1981. The ground floor is now occupied by the Bokara Oriental Rug Gallery. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Kress
Jacksonville, FL
This Kress was designed by Seymour Burrell and built in 1912. It was the largest Kress store at that time. The store closed in 1977. In 1980, the building was converted into office space. It now houses the law offices of Eddie Farah. In 2010, it was announced that the building would be restored. For more, see this website. [map]

Other Florida Kress stores:
Fort Myers [map]
Miami: 1, 2
Miami Beach [map]

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