Kress Building (Blytheville, Arkansas)

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Kress Building
Kress Building in Blytheville.jpg
Kress Building (Blytheville, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Kress Building (Blytheville, Arkansas)
Kress Building (Blytheville, Arkansas) is located in the United States
Kress Building (Blytheville, Arkansas)
Location210 W. Main St., Blytheville, Arkansas
Coordinates35°55′40″N 89°53′37″W / 35.92778°N 89.89361°W / 35.92778; -89.89361Coordinates: 35°55′40″N 89°53′37″W / 35.92778°N 89.89361°W / 35.92778; -89.89361
Arealess than one acre
Built1938 (1938)
Built byBird, E.V. Construction Co.
ArchitectHolmes, W.F.
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference No.97000555[1]
Added to NRHPJune 13, 1997

The Kress Building is a historic commercial building at 210 West Main Street in Blytheville, Arkansas. It is a two-story concrete and steel structure, faced in brick and terra cotta. Built in 1938, it was one of the first buildings in the city to be built using steel framing, and is one of its finest Art Deco structures. The first floor areas (outside the plate glass store windows) are faced in terra cotta, while the second floor is predominantly cream-colored brick. Windows on the second floor are surrounded by ivory terra cotta incised with fluting and shell patterns.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1] It is in the Blytheville Commercial Historic District, also listed on the NRHP.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Kress Building" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-12-04.