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Date

Spring 3-1978

Description

The four story building to the left of this photo is known as the Kress Building in downtown Tampa, Florida. Originally opened in 1900 on Franklin Street, the store was soon relocated to Florida Avenue in 1908. That store was demolished in 1929. That same year, the most recent building was built in the Renaissance Revival architectural style by G. E. McKay. Known for its two identical Renaissance Revival terra-cotta facades, the building is styled with bronze marquees, coats of arms. This historic building was once part of the S.H. Kress & Co. department store chain.

In more recent years, the building has sat downtown vacant and worn down.

Notes

http://www.tampapix.com/kress.htm

(accessed 7 Mar 2012)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._H._Kress_and_Co._Building_%28Tampa,_Florida%29 (accessed 7 Mar 2012)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Building Style

Renaissance Revival

Subject Headings

Renaissance revival (Architecture) -- Florida -- Tampa; Tampa (Fla.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Cities and towns -- Florida -- Tampa; The Kress Building (Tampa, Fla.);

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Florida

City Name

Tampa

Street Address

811 North Franklin Street

Keywords

downtown, Tampa, The Kress Building, renaissance revival

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