Alabama Kress Stores

(hit "refresh" to get the most recent version of this page; click on photos for larger images)

Birmingham, AL
Gadsden, AL
The Kress in Birmingham 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]

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

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]

Montgomery, AL
The Kress was built in 1929 in a Greek temple design. It was designed by George F. MacKay. There are two detailed facades. The building has been vacant for many years. [map]

Huntsville, AL
The Huntsville Kress was built in 1931. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2013, the ground floor space was occupied by Fubar. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

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]

Anniston, AL
This Kress opened in 1935. The storefront and interior were updated from previous Kress stores on the same site from 1905 and 1917. Beneath the box near the roofline is most likely the original curved gold Kress lettering. The five boxes above the ground floor appear to still contain the individual letters that spell K-R-E-S-S. The only other Kress that had this feature is the one in Hollywood, CA. Under the "Super 10" sign is the painted over strip sign that read "S.H. Kress & Co. 5-10-25 Cent Store". The terra cotta facade contains tiny gold flecks. The roughly textured window panes were also tinted with gold. The store closed in 1980. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

Other Alabama Kress stores:

Main Kress Page Five & Dime Stores
Main Page  
Copyright. All photos at this website are copyrighted and may only be used with my consent. This includes posting them at Facebook, Pinterest, blogs, other websites, personal use, etc.

Tips & Updates. If you have suggestions about places that I haven't covered, historical info, or updates about places/things that have been remodeled or removed, I'd love to hear from you: