Georgia Kress Stores

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Atlanta, GA
This Kress was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1936. There were three other Kress stores in Atlanta. I believe they have been demolished. [map]

Augusta, GA
This Kress store opened in 1913 and closed in 1980. In 1940, the building was damaged by a fire. It remains vacant. [map]

Brunswick, GA
2009: 2021:
This Kress was built in the early 1960s. The store became a McCrory's in 1980. In 2009, the building was partially occupied by Wachovia Bank. The rest of the building was vacant. After that, the building housed a Wells Fargo Bank. When this photo was taken in 2021, the building was being remodeled for condos. There are plans to open a rooftop restaurant. The ground floor will house a rock climbing gym and Wells Fargo. The red sign will be reinstalled. I don't know if the panels will be reinstalled when the construction is done. For more, see this website. [map]

Columbus, GA
This Kress was built in 1918. It is believed to have been designed by Seymour Burrell. The building was destroyed in a fire in 1994. The facade was saved and the lot behind it is used for parking. [map]

LaGrange, GA
This Kress opened in 1913. The cornice was removed in 1962. The store closed in 1980. The tile entrance apron remains. [map]

Rome, GA
This Kress was built in 1928. The store became a McCrory's in 1980. The building now houses Koman's department store. [map]

Savannah, GA
This Kress was designed by E.J.T. Hoffman and built in 1923. In 1981, the Kress company was sold to McCrory. However, it kept the Kress store operating under the original name until around 1997. The building was restored around 2003. [map]

Valdosta, GA
Waycross, GA
This Kress in Valdosta was built in 1889. It has been significantly remodeled. For more, see this website. [map]

This Kress in Waycross was designed by Seymour Burrell and built around 1912. This facade appears to be from the 1920s. For more, see this website. [map]

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