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Texas Kress Stores (page 1)

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Kress
Amarillo, TX
This Kress was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1931. The store closed in 1974. This neon "Kress" sign was built in 2009 to simulate the original. The canopy's glass squares, now painted, were originally backlit. The building now houses Center City Furniture and Center City Finance. For more, see this website. [map]

Kress
Brownsville, TX
This Kress store is long gone but these signs remain. The building was designed by E.J.T. Hoffman and built in 1928. It was covered with siding and new signs in later years. I don't know if any of the old Kress facade is still there underneath. For more, see this website. [map]

Kress
Corpus Christi, TX
This Kress was built in 1917. The building has housed the K Space, an art space, since 1995. [map]

Kress
Corpus Christi, TX
This Kress was designed by Seymour Burrell and built in 1916. The building has been stripped of its nameplate and the storefront has been significantly altered. [map]

Kress
Del Rio, TX
This Kress was designed by E.J.T. Hoffman and built in 1928. The store closed around 1996. I have not seen any other Kress buildings with this tile floor entrance. [map]

Kress
Denison, TX
This Kress was built in 1909. The building now houses Blue Moon Antiques. [map]

Kress
Eagle Pass, TX
This Kress opened in 1917. The building features distinctly different front and back fašades. [map]

Kress
El Paso, TX
This Kress was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and opened in 1938. The design and details incorporate styles from Mayan, Indian, Moorish, and Mexican cultures. The store closed in 1980 and was occupied by a McCrory store until 1992. The building appears to be vacant now. There were two early Kress stores in El Paso, both destroyed by fire. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

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