Historic District Design Guidelines

Port Isabel’s Historic District’s Guidelines were developed and adopted in July 2002 in a effort to preserve and enhance the aesthetic beauty that the community of Port Isabel is known for. A wide variety of architectural influences has resulted in a unique skyline that ranges from the Port Isabel Lighthouse and Keepers Cottage to the architecture of the Champion Building. The Guidelines which can be found here (pi_design_guidelines), will be helpful when planning a project in the district. For more information about the Port Isabel Historic Design Guidelines call Jeannie Marie A. Flores at 956/943-7602 or email museumdirector@copitx.com.

Pictured above, the Champion Building which was constructed in 1899 once served as a general
store, post office and residence. In 1906, a fish mural was added to the facade. A local artist was
commissioned to paint a representation of marine life in the Laguna Madre Bay and the Gulf .