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Creation Date

1-3-2009

Building Name

S. H. Kress Building

Description

S. H. Kress Building, Jacksonville, Fl.

S. H. Kress & Co. was a chain of “five and dime” department stores in various parts of the United States, which began operations in 1896. It was founded by Samuel Kress.

The Kress Building located at 10 West Adams Street in downtown Jacksonville, built in 1912, was one of the finest examples of early commercial architecture in Jacksonville. It was one of the first poured-in-place concrete buildings in the city. It was designed by architect Seymour Burrell.

In 1980 the former two-story retail space was converted to a multi-use, three-story office building. This involved remodeling of the interior to create more floor space, and addition of a new floor between the first and second floors. It is now the law office of Farah & Farah.

Latitude, Longitude

30.32783056, -81.65767500

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Commercial buildings-Florida-Jacksonville; S. H. Kress Building; S. H. Kress & Co; Samuel Kress; Five and dime stores; Department stores; Seymour Burrell-architect; Farah & Farah Law Office; Duval County (Fl)

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