Brooklyn native and architect Edward Sibbert may not be a household name. Nevertheless, like other Brooklyn natives we have highlighted in our Brooklyn Footprints in Florida series, Sibbert left several invaluable landmarks in Florida during his time as chief architect for the iconic five and dime chain S.H. Kress & Company. Sibbert was a staff architect for Kress from 1929 to 1954, and eventually became a vice president for the company.
Kress building in Daytona Beach is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He designed more than 50 Kress buildings across the country during the Kress peak years, and many of them have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.Of the nine Kress buildings in Florida, for example, Sibbert designed at least three of them: In Orlando (1935), in Sarasota (1932) and in Daytona Beach (1932). And all three buildings have been placed on the National Register.Sibbert was born in Brooklyn in 1889.