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This section focuses S.H. Kress & Co. stores. The company was founded by Samuel Kress in 1896. There were over 250 of these five-and-dime stores built in 29 states between 1896 and 1955. Samuel Kress was an art collector and took pride in creating beautiful buildings. Many of these buildings were designed in the Art Deco style but there are plenty of examples here from before and after that era. If you have suggestions of buildings that I may have missed, I'd love to hear from you. Enjoy!
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