S.H. Kress & Company Building

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Title

S.H. Kress & Company Building

Alternative Title

Kress Building

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Buildings--Florida
Retail stores
Department stores--Florida

Description

The Kress Building, located at 15 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2001. S. H. Kress & Company is a chain of retail department stores founded by Samuel H. Kress in 1896. The building was designed with Art Deco details by Edward F. Sibbert, built by the G. A. Miller Company in 1930, and opened in 1936. The Kress store vacated the building in 1975. The Church Street portion of building housed King Henry's Feast, a dinner attraction, before it relocated to International Drive. After the restaurant left, this section of the building housed several stores and dining establishments. In 1978, the Kress Building was named an Orlando Historic Landmark.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital image by Thomas Cook, 2001: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2001

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

204 KB
162 KB

Medium

2 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Kress Building, Downtown Orlando, Florida
S. H. Kress & Company, Downtown Orlando, Florida
King Henry's Feast, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

2 color digital images

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