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The Kress building is located at 100 E. Millls Ave. Perhaps the funkiest building downtown, this former 5-and-10 store opened in 1938 and was designed by company architect Edward Sibbert (who regarded it as his favorite in the national chain). Dilapidated and threatened with receivership, this beauty once racked up the chain’s highest annual sales tally.

Uploaded on 03.11.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Central / Downtown, (1940 - 1949), Business

  • Kress

"Here´s your order, now get out!"

.25 cent instant photos ad he time

In 1969 for 29 cents you could buy 2 bean tostadas and a coke was 5 cents.

my favorite store to visit !!

This building is amazing , it realy needs to be open again.

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