Mississippi Kress Stores

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Natchez, MS
This Kress now houses the National Furniture Co. I don't know if this building was always so simple looking or if details have been stripped over the years. [map]

Hattiesburg, MS
This Kress was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built around 1930. It replaced a previous Kress building on the same lot from 1912. The store closed in 1975. After renovation, the building housed the Deposit Guaranty National Bank in 1983. [map]

Meridian, MS
from the north side of the buildings:
from the south side of the buildings:
There are two Kress buildings here, side-by-side. The older, larger building was built in 1934. It was designed by Edward F. Sibbert. The second building was added in 1957. The store closed in 1974. The buildings were last used by the Meridian Boxing Club. The Club was part training space and part rec hall, featuring ping pong, air hockey and pool. But I'm told that was many years ago and nothing has happened with the buildings since. The interior of the larger building has lots of wonderful details left including what looks like the original lunch counter. These photos are from 2007. In 2014, it was announced that the building would be renovated for Mississippi State University kinesiology students. [map]

More Mississippi Kress Buildings:
Biloxi [map]
Laurel: 1, 2 [map]

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