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The Kress Building

1923, 1929

 

—Architect: Thomas Franklin Power —

 
The Kress Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 19, 2013
1. The Kress Building Marker
Inscription. The Kress Store, number 152 in the nationwide chain, consisted of ground floor retail. With offices above a three-story addition as built in 1929. An adaptive reuse in 1994 & 1995 for loft condominiums rescued a historic building that had been gutted and abandoned. The Renaissance Revivial ornamental detailing has been authentically restored.
 
Erected 1993 by City of Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission.
 
Location. 33° 46.358′ N, 118° 11.545′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on West 5th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 455 Pine Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Walker Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower (about 600 feet away); Harvey Milk / Harvey Milk Equality Plaza (about 800 feet away); Recreation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Windham House (Lord Mayor's Inn) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Willmore (approx. 0.2 miles away); US Post Office-Long Beach Main (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Californian (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Kress Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 20, 2014
2. The Kress Building Marker
Marker is on the left-hand side of the Kress Lofts entrance.
The Kress Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 20, 2014
3. The Kress Building
Kress Building Lofts image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 20, 2014
4. Kress Building Lofts
This marker is on the right-hand side of the entrance to the Kress Lofts.
The Kress Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 20, 2014
5. The Kress Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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