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J. C. Penney Department Store (M & J Nelson Building)
The building stands as a modernistic counterpoint to the traditional post office across the street. The red and buff brick two-story composition is distinctive for its round corner with display windows, and its continuous first-floor overhang that turns vertical and upward to function as the store's sign. The continued presence of Penney's on Main Street suggests the economic vibrancy of downtown McAllen generated by the presence of shoppers from Mexico.
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