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South Carolina Kress Stores

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Kress
Florence, SC
Kress
Charleston, SC
This Kress in Florence was designed by Seymour Burrell and built in 1915. The building was vacant for many years. Restoration work began in 2014. in 2016, businesses had moved in. The ground floor tenant is now The Dispensary bar. [map]

The Kress in Charleston was built in 1931 as a "superstore", designed to be larger and more sumptuous. It was designed by Edward F. Sibbert. The building has Mayan Revival elements. Kress had an earlier building at this location built in 1913. In 1980, this store was operated by McCrory under the Kress name. The store closed in 1992. The building was renovated in 1999. It now houses an H&M clothing store and the Moore & Van Allen law firm. [map]

Kress
Spartanburg, SC
This Kress was designed by George E. Mackay and built in 1929. The store closed in 1980. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

Kress
Columbia, SC
This Kress was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1935. The store closed in 1993. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1998, the building was renovated and adapted for reuse by the Rising High Natural Bread Co. These photos are from 2009. Later than year, the ground floor was taken over by the Gotham Bagel Cafe. The upper floors are used as apartments. By 2013, the building's occupant was the Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse. This building is considered Columbia's best example of Art Deco. [map]

Around the corner from this building is a later Kress building (bottom photo above). I'm not sure if these two buildings are or were connected. This building is now occupied by Quackenbush Architects. For more, see this website. [map]

Other South Carolina Kress stores:
Greenville [vintage; gone]

Main Kress Page Five & Dime Stores
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