Kress, S.H., Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 27° 20.188 W 082° 32.508
17R E 347477 N 3024645
Quick Description: Beautiful historic building in downtown Sarasota
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2008 5:55:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM302Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 31

Long Description:
S. H. Kress & Co. was the trading name of a chain of "five and dime" retail department stores in the United States, which operated from 1896 to 1981. The Kress chain was known for the fine architecture of the stores, with a number of locations being hailed by architects for their design. A number of former Kress stores, now put to other uses, are ranked as landmarks. Some of the most well-known Kress locations included New York City's Fifth Avenue, Canal Street, New Orleans, and one at Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. The one at Sunset Boulevard is now preserved at a theme park in Florida.
Street address:
1442 Main St
Sarasota, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Sarasota

Year listed: 1984

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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