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CHARLES CHAMPION BUILDING
Port Isabel, Texas

The property on which the Charles Champion store stands dates to the War with Mexico. The building is in use today as the Port Isabel Historical Museum. Address is 317 Railroad Avenue, Port Isabel
Champion Building in Port Isabel, Texas old photo
The Charles Champion General Store. Sign Reads:
The (Key) of the Gulf - Charles Champion Proprietor

The Robert Runyon Photograph Collection, Image RUN08733, Courtesy of The Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Postcard courtesy Cruse Aviation
The Champion store with lighthouse visible behind. 
Postcard courtesy Cruse Aviation
Another view of the building. The light colored patches on the facade are paintings of various gulf fish species - a mural painted in 1906. 
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