Kress Store (Greensboro)

Contributors:
Edward F. Sibbert, architect
Dates:

1930

Location:
Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address:

208 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC

Status:

Standing

Type:

Commercial

Images Puslished In:

Catherine W. Bishir, North Carolina Architecture (2005).
Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).

Note:

Considered to be the premier example of Sibbert’s Art Deco Kress store designs in N. C., it is also among the earliest; its brilliant terra-cotta ornament features citrus colors. According to local information, the drawings for this Kress store were the first to bear Sibbert’s initials (Jim Schlosser, “‘Dime Store Deco’/A look at the Kress Store and its Outstanding Architecture,” Greensboro News and Record, July 12, 1997).