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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Kress Building

 
 
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By Denise Boose, March 16, 2018
1. Kress Building Marker
Inscription.  S.H. Kress & Co. was the trading name of a national chain of "five and dime" retail department stores operating from 1896 to 1981. Opening in 1931, this three-story reinforced steel and masonry building was designed by New York City-based architect Edward F. Sibbert (1899-1982), who was the architect for all Kress department stores. The oranges and abstract blossoms above the windows and on the trim are reference to Kern Country's citrus industry. The building is among the finest examples of the Art Deco architectural style in Bakersfield. The Kress department store closed in 1974 and reopened as office space in 1984.
 
Erected 2015 by Kern County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 35° 22.559′ N, 119° 1.073′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on 19th Street, on the right when traveling west. Located across the street from the Old Woolworth's Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 19th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Kress Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 16, 2018
2. Kress Building Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Weill's Department Store (within shouting distance of this marker); F.W. Woolworth Company Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington House (within shouting distance of this marker); Vest Drug Store and Market (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Livermore and Chester Store (about 300 feet away); Brock's Department Store (about 400 feet away); Southern Hotel (about 500 feet away); Bank of Bakersfield (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Kress Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 16, 2018
3. Kress Building
Kress Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 16, 2018
4. Kress Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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