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Kresge Building

The facade of the restored Kresge Building

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Built in 1929, the Kresge Building in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a surviving five-and-dime store which changed over the years. The storefront was remodeled in the 1980s and the first floor was mostly gutted, but the second floor stood vacant for almost 20 years and was almost completely unchanged. The recent $2.42 million rehabilitation included a new storefront, new windows, restoration of a pressed metal ceiling, and the repair of the original offices on the second floor including historic glazed hallway walls and transoms, historic skylights, reuse of historic wood doors with original tenant signage, and the addition of modern fire safety and HVAC equipment. This successful rehabilitation retained the remaining historic fabric and helped preserve this local landmark in the commercial district.

Photo: The facade of the restored Kresge Building
– NPS file