Arkansas Kress Stores

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Hot Springs, AR
Helena, AR
This Kress in Hot Springs was built in 1915. The building has been significantly altered. This Kress store closed in 1985. [map]

This Kress in Helena was built in 1913. The building had been vacant for many years. Around 2023, the building had mostly collapsed. [map]

Little Rock, AR
This Kress was built in 1945. The building now houses the New Life Church Downtown. [map]

Fort Smith, AR
2008: 2019:
This Kress was designed by Seymour Burrell and built in 1911. In 1939, it was given a new facade by Edward F. Sibbert. The store closed in 1974. Since around 2013, the building has been vacant and the storefront has been boarded up. [map]

Blytheville, AR
The Blytheville Kress was built in 1938 and operated as a Kress store until 1974. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was renovated in 1996 and became home to the Blytheville Heritage Museum in 1997. The building is also home to "Main Street Blytheville" which was responsible for renovating the Greyhound Bus Station in town. In 2010, the interior of the building was still being worked on. The building now houses the Delta Gateway Museum. [map]

Pine Bluff, AR
This Kress building dates to at least the late 1920s. It was damaged in a fire and remodeled by the 1950s to its current look Kress moved out in the 1980s. The building was condemned around 2014. Much of the interior has already been removed. The owner maintains that the walls are sound and that if they were removed, it would damage the adjacent building. [map]

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