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Creation Date

5-1-2011

Building Name

Kress Building

Description

Kress Building , Tampa, Fl.

The S. H. Kress and Co. Building is a historic 1929 building in Tampa, Florida, United States. It was part of the S. H. Kress & Co. "five and dime" department store chain. On April 7, 1983, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places NRIS #83001424.

Located at 811 N. Franklin Street, the building is in the Renaissance Revival architectural style. G.E. McKay was the four story building's architect. Samuel Kress opened a stationery store in Memphis, TN which grew into a nationwide chain, S H Kress & Company. He owned about 400 stores, 9 of them in Florida. The building have been empty for more than a decade and with redevelopment plans the block is now converted to office, retail and residential space that is known as "Kress Square. "

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27.950859, -82.459342

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Commercial buildings-Florida-Tampa; Historic buildings; Kress Building; S H Kress & Company; G.E. McKay-architect; Samuel Kress; Hillsborough County (Fl.); Tampa (Fl.)

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