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Tennessee Kress Stores

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Kress Building
Memphis, TN
This Kress was designed by E.J.T. Hoffman and built in 1927. The building features a colorful and detailed terracotta fašade styled after an Italian Renaissance palazzo. This was the fourth Kress store built in Memphis, relocating each time to the new location. McCrory purchased the building in 1980. The store closed in 1994. The building was renovated in 2004-2005. It now houses the Marriott Springhill Suites. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

Kress Building
Nashville, TN
This Kress was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1936. This was Nashville's fourth and grandest Kress store. It closed in 1980. The building most recently housed a McDonald's but it was vacant. It was being converted into condos when these photos were taken in 2008. For more, see this website. [map]

Kress Building
Johnson City, TN
Kress Building
Elizabethton, TN
This Kress in Johnson City now houses Main Street Antiques & Mercantile. The second photo shows the backside of this double-entranced building. [map]

This Kress in Elizabethton was designed by George E. MacKay and built in 1929. The building features terracotta details. The store closed in 1975. The building's lower level is now occupied by Nunley's Furniture Plaza. [map]

Kress Building
Knoxville, TN
Kress Building
Bristol, TN
This Kress in Knoxville was built in 1925 and is faced with white terracotta. It is now home to J's Mega Mart with no trace of its former glory at the ground level. A little paint to the detail work above could do much to restore what's left. [map]

This Kress in Bristol was built around 1922. It now houses Borderline Billiards. [map]

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