Kress Building

Kress Building (HM264J)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 22.559', W 119° 1.073'

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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.
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HM NumberHM264J
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByKern County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316698 N 3916608
Decimal Degrees35.37598333, -119.01788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 22.559', W 119° 1.073'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 22' 33.54" N, 119° 1' 4.38" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401 19th St, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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