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The first major history of 5 and 10 cent stores this architectural history takes the reader on a tour of local stores nationwide from their beginnings in 1920s right up through the present day the book looks at the changing streetscape of downtown america the kress companys landmark stores are a nationwide look at the american icons of yesterday2s main streets several generations ago america saw itself through norman rockwell paintings and a small town civic identity this book captures that spirit with a detailed look into the kress five and dime stores that dotted many main streets from 1900 through the 1950s these stores were meeting places sidewalk centerpieces and eventually get this from a library americas 5 and 10 cent stores the kress legacy bernice l thomas national building museum us preservation press this lavishly illustrated homage to the 5 and 10 cent store architectural historian bernice thomas looks at the architectural achievements of the kress company devoted to bringing outstanding design s h kress and co was the trading name of a chain of five and dime retail department stores in the united states of america established by samuel henry kress which operated from 1896 to 1981in the first half of the 20th century there were kress stores with ornamented architecture on main street in hundreds of cities and townsamericas 5 and 10 cent stores the kress legacy authors bernice l thomas year 1997 summary this resource is a citation record only the center for digital antiquity does not have a copy of this document the information in this record has been migrated into tdar from the national archaeological database reports module nadb r and

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