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S. H. Kress & Co. Store
619 N. Broadway
 

 
S. H. Kress Store
"Grand Opening October 4, 1912"
619 N. Broadway
- postmarked 1912
 

 
S. H. Kress Store
Kirkwood Building
619 N. Broadway
- no postmark
 

The S. H. Kress Store in Pittsburg was located at 619 N. Broadway in the Kirkwood Building. The building housed the Hotel Wick upstairs with retail on the lower floor. Today the building is home to a furniture store and the upstairs is empty. Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955) opened his first S. H. Kress & Company 5-10-25 Cent store in 1896 at Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. It was purchased by Genesco, Inc in 1964 and they began liquidating the Kress stores closing the last store in 1981. In the 1920's and 1930's, the store sold phonograph records under their house label "Romeo Records."

 
updated June 2, 2008
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