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[Storm Damage on Chaparral Street]

[Storm Damage on Chaparral Street]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of storm damage on North Chaparral Street in Corpus Christi, Texas. The damaged building on the right is identified as Horne Apartments. The remains of a new fish market are also identified. Debris is scattered in the flooded street. Text at the bottom of the image says "42 Chap. St." and "[xx]42."
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Storm Damage at Reed Auto Company]

[Storm Damage at Reed Auto Company]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of storm damage at Reed Auto Company in Corpus Christi, Texas. Piles of debris fill the street in front of the building. Four men are standing amongst the debris. Three windows above an awning on the building are broken. Signs at the top of the building say "Reed Auto Company" and "Buick."
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
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