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January 29, 2017

30 Wonderful Color Snapshots Show Street Scenes of Corpus Christi, Texas in the 1970s

Corpus Christi, colloquially Corpus, is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat of Nueces County, it also extends into Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio Counties. Corpus Christi is 130 miles southeast of San Antonio. The city's political boundaries encompass Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. Its zoned boundaries include small land parcels or water inlets of three neighboring counties. The Port of Corpus Christi is the fifth-largest in the United States. The region is served by the Corpus Christi International Airport.

These photos were taken in the downtown area of Corpus Christi, Texas in the late 1970s by Texas-based photographer Jay Phagan.

1440 Keys Radio Station in 1977

Alamo Loan & the Ritz Theater in 1977

Amusu Theatre in 1975

Barnacle Bill's in 1978

Big Cars from Corpus Christi, Texas in August, 1978

Big John's Hitching Post in 1978

Carnival scene in Corpus Christi, Texas, 1979

Centre Theater in 1978

City limits on on Navigation Blvd., on the north side of the ship channel, near the cement plant and grain elevator in 1978

Corpus Christi City Bus on Schatzell St. next to the old library, 1978

Elizabeth's Cocktails taken through the windshield of car on a rainy day in 1977

Ken-Mar Gas Station in July, 1979

Lane's Building (at the corner of N. Chaparral and Peoples St.) in 1978

Looking north from Williams St., 1977

N. Chaparral St. looking south in 1978

N. Chaparral St. near the Centre Theater in 1978

Part of the Corpus Christi skyline, 1978

Pedestrians on the street at 400 block N. Chaparral, 1977

Shopping in Downtown Corpus Christi, 1978

Texan Grocery in July, 1979

The Bwana Club in 1978

The Majestic Hotel in 1977

The north side of the Majestic Hotel building which faced I-37, 1977

The Sandbar Club (at 408 Taylor, across the street from the Ritz Theater parking lot), 1978

The Sun Theatre and the Sho-Bar (in the 600 block of N. Chaparral next to the Kress building) in 1979

Top Cat (on S. Staples at Booty St., near Six Points) in August 1978

Tower Theater (near Six Points at 1645 S. Alameda) in 1978

View from the Wilson Building looking down on the parking lot on top of a Bank of America drive-through bank
(Mesquite and Schatzell St.), 1979

White Rabbit Disco in 1979

Williams Street (looking west from Water Street towards the bluff), in 1978

(Photos by Jay Phagan)


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