Texas Kress Stores (page 3)

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Lubbock, TX


This Kress was designed by Sibbert. It was built in 1932 in a Mission/Spanish Revival style. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In recent years, it housed a Goodwill store. By 2012, the building was vacant. It was still vacant in 2019. [map]

Paris, TX
This Kress store opened in 1917 and closed in 1978. There are two facades since there were two entrances to the L-shaped building which wraps around the building on the corner. [map]

Port Arthur, TX
This Kress was designed by E.J.T. Hoffman and built in 1927. The building has been vacant for many years. [map]

San Antonio, TX
This Kress was built in 1925. The store closed in 2011. For more, see this website. [map]

San Antonio, TX
This Kress was designed by Edward F. Sibbert and built in 1939. The store closed sometime around the mid-1980s. The building remained vacant until it was restored from 2006-2010. The backlit plastic letters at the top of the building were probably neon originally. The ground floor is now occupied by the Texas de Brazil restaurant. [map]

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Texarkana, TX
This Kress was built in 1933. The store closed in the late 1970s and the building was condemned in 1979. It had been boarded up for years. In 2016, it was announced that the City would try to retain the facade but the rest of the building would most likely be demolished. The building was demolished in 2017 and the facade is gone.

Tyler, TX
This Kress was built in 1946. The building has housed the Balance Pilates studio since at least 2008. [map]

Waco, TX
This Kress was built in 1910. The store closed in 1979. Restoration of the building began in 2010. These photos are from 2018. The building now houses lofts and a restaurant. [map]

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