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 County: Lamar County, TX
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 Collection: Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection
Alley in Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of an inset alley between two brick commercial buildings on First Northeast Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Arched windows appear on the buildings to the left and center. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84912/
Building in Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of a multistoried building on the west side of the South Main and Austin Street intersection in downtown Paris, Texas. This building has construction barriers built on the South Main Street side. The standing, derelict wall on the north side of this building shows fire damage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84967/
Building Ornamentation in Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of carved, white stone trim on a building on the west side of the South Main and Austin Street intersection in Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84971/
Buildings in Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of a building in downtown Paris, Texas, occupied by the Moore Law Firm established in 1893. The 1917 Courthouse is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84901/
Canopy in Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of detail of a "Star of Texas" canopy hanger and rod in downtown Paris, Texas. The canopy is mounted on a red brick building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84932/
Debris From Recent Fire in Paris
Photograph of stacks of bricks, metal, and wood from the clean-up after a fire in downtown Paris, Texas. This building is on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street. This damage is probably not related to the 1916 fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84943/
Evidence of Recent Fire in Downtown Paris
Photograph of fire damage, visible on brick walls, on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84953/
Fire-Damaged Building in Paris
Photograph of fire damage to a building in the 200 block of South Main Street, in downtown Paris, Texas. The front wall is doubled, double-course brick with a steel I-beam lintel on top and charred wood visible in the opening. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84949/
First United Methodist Church Exterior
Photograph of the center, south side of the 1920s First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. The church is built in the Classic Revival style with a dome, stilted arch, and lintel windows as well as pediments and columns at the entrances. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85049/
First United Methodist Church Stained Glass Dome
Photograph of a stained-glass dome inside the First United Methodist Church building in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85035/
First United Methodist Church Windows
Photograph of stained-glass windows in the east wall of the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85037/
Fountain Light Fixtures
Photograph of light fixtures in Fountain Plaza on the J. J. Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84857/
Fountain Plaza in Paris, Texas
Photograph of the 1927 J. J. Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas. The west side of the square is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84864/
Front of the Lamar County Courthouse
Photograph of the upper-west end and face of the south side of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The courthouse is predominately in the "Classic Revival" style, however the first floor entrances are very similar to the previous courthouse, in the "Romanesque" style. Many of the early craftsmen and architects were not native Texans and the courthouse styles reflect that diversity. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84885/
Gibraltar Hotel
Photograph of the northwest corner of the Gibraltar Hotel in downtown Paris, Texas, located at South Main and Austin streets. This building was re-built after the 1916 fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84963/
Lamar County Courthouse
Photograph of the southeast corner of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The upper floors are in the Classic Revival style. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84806/
Lamar County Courthouse
Photograph of the upper-south face of the 1917 Classic Revival-style Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas, taken from the southeast corner of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84880/
Lamar County Courthouse
Photograph of the light fixture above the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84815/
Lamar County Courthouse Annex
Photograph of connection between Lamar County Courthouse and the west annex in down town Paris, Texas, including an annex entrance door. The annex exterior was built to be a close match to the courthouse exterior. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84810/
Lamar County Courthouse Ceiling
Photograph of the ceiling and wall at the Judge's Bench in the District Courtroom of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. One significant aspect of the architecture is the inclusion of "Bible Scrolls" on the ceiling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85134/
Lamar County Courthouse Corner
Photograph of the southeast corner of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas including the upper stone detail near the roof. The style of this courthouse is in a universal "Classic" style; however, it has Romanesque features on the first floor level that echoes the 1896 courthouse destroyed by the 1916 fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84805/
Lamar County Courthouse Entrance
Photograph of the Romanesque-style entrance arches on the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. In the background are fluted columns and a window in the Classic Revival-style on the upper part of the building. This courthouse has mixed architectural styles, which is common in Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85018/
Lamar County Courthouse Interior
Photograph of the short flight of marble stairs inside the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85109/
Lamar County Courthouse Interior
Photograph of the attachment hardware of the white marble wainscot on a staircase in the Lamar County Courthouse, located in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85125/
Lamar County Courthouse Interior
Photograph of a portion of the first floor hallway of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. Architectural aspects of the building include marble floors and wainscots. Wooden benches and ornamental light fixtures are also visible in this section of the hallway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85108/
Lamar County Courthouse Interior Staircase
Photograph of stairs from the second floor to the first floor in the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The stair steps and the floor are marble. The hand rails are stained wood and the wainscot under the hand rails is a white marble wainscot with metal fasteners. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85127/
Lamar County Courthouse Light Fixture
Photograph of a light fixture, next to a fluted column, over the east entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. Some of the building's light fixtures are reproductions based on the original designs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84892/
Lamar County Courthouse Light Fixture
Photograph of a light fixture and wall detail inside the District Courtroom of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. This image shows the fixture as viewed from the balcony in the courtroom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85133/
Lamar County Courthouse Ornamentation
Photograph of upper detail on the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas, showing the upper-east end on the south side of the building. The ornamentation includes carved eagles on the frieze, a cornice, and a carved "shield" on the cap. Carved stone and large, stand-out relief including carved eagles, shields, and medallions are characteristics of Classic Revival-style architecture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84878/
Lamar County Courthouse Photographs
Photograph of two black-and-white photographs on the wall of the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. The top one is the southeast corner of the 1896 Courthouse that burned in the 1916 fire; the bottom one is the present courthouse soon after it was finished. Note the architectural similarities in the mid-sections of the walls, especially on the lower floor and the east entrance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85141/
Lamar County Courthouse Shield
Photograph of the carved stone shield above the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse, including a portion of the fluted column in the background. The shield resembles a national shield. The carved medallion above the window behind the shield is an excellent example of the "Classic" style in vogue in 1916-1917 when it was built. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84888/
Lamar County Courthouse Stairs
Photograph of the stairs to the third floor in the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The white marble wainscot along the walls continues up and down the stairs. The floor is small tile, in a color to match the walls above the wainscot. The wood door near the stairs ends at the top of the wainscot, including detailed finish work. A light fixture is also visible above the landing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85129/
Paris Texas Fire Damage
Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Photograph is of the upper front corner, against the next building, of smoke and damaged brick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84955/
Paris Texas Fire Damage
Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Note smoke damage, charred wood, and a pile of bricks for salvage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84960/
Paris Texas Fire Damage
Photograph of recent fire damage to a window frame in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Note charred wood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84957/
Paris Texas First National Bank Building
Photograph of upper southeast corner of the 1916 First National Bank building located on the Plaza Square in down town Paris,Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84812/
Paris Texas First National Bank Building
Photograph of First National Bank building in down town Paris,Texas, upper corner detail. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84824/
Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel
Photograph of the upper north west corner of the Gibraltar Hotel, South Main at Austin, in downtown Paris Texas. This building appears to be a style variant of Classic Revival.The building has white columns, consoles, string courses, lentils, and cornice work with added white stone ornamentation, however there are few stone carvings in the photo. The red brick is nicely done with very little pattern work. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84981/
Recent Fire in Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of recent fire damage to a building on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street, in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84950/
Recent Fire in Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of fire damage to a building on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street, in downtown Paris, Texas. In the foreground, there is a stack of bricks salvaged from the fire that were cleaned and piled. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84954/
Union Station in Paris, Texas
Photograph of the Union Station railroad depot in Paris, Texas, visible from West Bonham Street. This building, built in 1912, escaped the 1916 fire. It has Prairie-style architecture with some Italinate features. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85147/
Union Station Tower
Photograph of the tower at the 1912 Union Station Depot west of downtown Paris, Texas. The roof has a wide overhang with green brackets framing the arched windows. Taller arches underneath appear to have low, wrought-iron decorations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85024/
Union Station Tower Roof
Photograph of the upper detail of the tower on the Union Station Depot in Paris, Texas. The red-tiled roof has a wide and bracketed overhang, with green brackets that frame the white arched window openings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85025/