Tour the Kress Lofts at For the Child fundraiser

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kress-lofts-home-tourTour the Innovative Kress loft Homes at a benefit event for For The Child on Saturday, October 24. Join owners of a variety of lofts in their living space to see and hear how they have creatively turned these open spaces into homes with style and the building into a fabulous place to live and share a sense of community.

Following the modern home tour, guests are invited to enjoy a glass of wine on the rooftop deck while sampling cuisine from Pine Avenue restaurants. Entertainment will be provided by Jazz and R & B artist Eddie Gip Noble.

The Kress Building, located at 100 West 5th Street in downtown Long Beach, was designed in the Italian Renaissance style in 1923 by Thomas Franklin Power. Architect Power also designed early buildings of Loyola Marymount University, Long Beach’s St. Bartholomew’s Church, Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood as well as dozens of historic churches and high schools throughout Los Angeles.

The Lofts are a conversion of this old department store and office building into loft condominiums with brick walls, exposed wooden rafters, massive concrete columns and steel I-beams. The exterior of the building has been carefully restored to its original architecture.

The city recognized the dramatic restoration by designating the building as a Historic Landmark.

For the Child has helped young victims of abuse and neglect heal so that they can lead healthy, productive lives for more than 35 years. Proceeds from The Kress Loft Home Tour will support these services.

The benefit event takes place October 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the Kress Loft Tour cost $45 and must be ordered in advance. To purchase tickets, visit www.forthechild.org or call For The Child at (562) 422-8472.

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