A Cape Town District Six Museum tagged image from photographer – Onasill ~ Bill Badzo- – Returning Comments as published on Flickr.
Kress: Meridian, Mississippi
Image by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo- – Returning Comments
Receiving door: note the buttons on the right
Built in 1934, this three-story Art Deco building has facades on Fifth and Sixth streets. Designed by Edward F. Sibbert, it
is typical of his work in the early 1930s. The facade is pale brick and terracotta with darker polychrome terracotta spandrels between second- and third-story windows and abstract ornament above the third story and on the parapet coping. Elaborate sales area decor includes srylized acanthus leaf capitals on columns and pilasters, decorative grills, travertine wainscoting, and custom-made light fixtures. In 1957 a two-story addition was built with an entrance placed diagonally, facing the corner on Sixth Street. The addition, although brick and terracotta like the existing building, is largely unornamented. The store closed in 1974, and the building is vacant. The ciry hopes to renovate it.
Meridian Downtown Historic District NRHP #06001249
Credit to: National Building Museum
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