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Alabama Kress Stores

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Kress
Anniston, AL

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This Kress opened in 1935. The storefront and interior were updated from previous Kress stores on the same site from 1905 and 1917. The terra cotta facade contains tiny gold flecks. The roughly textured windowpanes were also tinted with gold. The store closed in 1980. Around 2019, the signs at the top and middle of the facade, as well as the individual KRESS letters above the windows, were uncovered. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently vacant. [map]

Kress
Bessemer, AL
This Kress was built in 1915. The building was enlarged and renovated in 1924. [map]

Kress
Birmingham, AL
This Kress was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1937. In the 1960s, the fašade was covered over with metal panels. The store closed in 1978. In the early 1980s, the upper floors were converted to office space. In 2004, the building was restored and a law firm moved into the ground floor. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

Birmingham

Kress
Dothan, AL
Kress
Gadsden, AL
The Kress in Dothan was built in 1928. [map]

The Kress in Gadsden was designed by Seymour Burrell and built in 1913. The store closed in 1961. [map]

Kress
Huntsville, AL
The Huntsville Kress was built in 1931. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2010. The ground floor now houses a bar and a nightclub. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

Kress
Mobile, AL
The Kress was designed by Seymour Burrell. It was built from 1913-1914 as an L-shaped store with the main, northern entrance on Dauphin St. (first two photos above) and the eastern, side entrance (third photo) on Royal St. Edward Sibbert designed an addition in 1941. I believe that was the St. Emanuel St. western entrance. The store closed in 1981. The building now houses office space. The fourth photo shows the southern entrance on Conti St. For more, see this website. [map]

Kress
Montgomery, AL
The Kress was built in 1929 in a Greek temple design. It replaced a previous Kress building which collapsed earlier that year. It was designed by George F. MacKay. There are two detailed facades. The store closed in 1981. The building had been vacant for many years, until it was renovated in 2018 as the Kress on Dexter. The building houses office, residential and retail space. For more, see this website. [map]

Kress
Selma, AL
This Kress was built in 1931. It was designed by Edward F. Sibbert. The building replaced another Kress building on the same site from around 1916. The store closed in 1980. The building now houses Butler Truax Jewelry. [map]

Kress
Tuscaloosa, AL
This Kress was built in 1939. The building now houses retail space and lofts. [map]

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