S.H. Kress Co. Store

S.H. Kress Co. Store (HMZD1)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94704 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 52.28', W 122° 16.112'

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Edward f. Sibbert, Architect 1933

— City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1981 —

Samuel H. Kress began his chain of retail stores around 1900 and soon these "five and dime" variety stores dotted downtowns across America. Kress's own company architects designed stores of high quality and adapted them to fit into the context and scale of each city's main street. The Moderne-style building designed for Berkeley was built to withstand earthquakes. It features light-brown bricks, terracotta ornamentation, and decorative metalwork on the fire escapes. The marquee is original. The Kress name is high above the building entrance and in gold letters above the door. The interior once featured a lunch counter on the main sales floor and a bargain basement.Berkeley Historical Plaque Project1998
HM NumberHMZD1
Year Placed2003
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 564333 N 4191791
Decimal Degrees37.87133333, -122.26853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.28', W 122° 16.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 16.80" N, 122° 16' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA 94704, US
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