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Troy in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

S.S. Kresge Company

 
 
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By Joel S., August 24, 2013
1. S.S. Kresge Company Marker
Inscription. Sebastion Spering Kresge founded the firm in 1899 in Detroit. His guidance during its formative years was responsible for its initial success. By 1916, when it was incorporated in Michigan, the company numbered 150 units. Innovative and careful management insured its continued growth. Since the introduction of the rapidly expanding K mart division in 1962, the firm has become one of the world's leading mercantile chains. In 1972 the firm's international headquarters was located here.
 
Erected 1974 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S425.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 33.687′ N, 83° 11.288′ W. Marker is in Troy, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on West Big Beaver Road west of Coolidge Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy MI 48084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Kresge Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Shain Townhouses (approx. 1.6 miles away); The National Bank Building
S.S. Kresge Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 24, 2013
2. S.S. Kresge Company Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); The Birmingham Theater Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bell Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); Huston Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Erity-Nixon Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ford Building (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
S.S. Kresge Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 24, 2013
3. S.S. Kresge Company Marker
The building is the former Kmart World Headquarters (vacated about 2005).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2013, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2013, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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