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Lamar County Courthouse

Lamar County Courthouse

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of the southeast corner of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The upper floors are in the Classic Revival style.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Lamar County Courthouse Shield

Lamar County Courthouse Shield

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Lamar County Courthouse

Lamar County Courthouse

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Front of the Lamar County Courthouse

Front of the Lamar County Courthouse

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Lamar County Courthouse Annex

Lamar County Courthouse Annex

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Paris Texas First National Bank Building

Paris Texas First National Bank Building

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of upper southeast corner of the 1916 First National Bank building located on the Plaza Square in down town Paris,Texas.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Lamar County Courthouse Ornamentation

Lamar County Courthouse Ornamentation

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Lamar County Courthouse Light Fixture

Lamar County Courthouse Light Fixture

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Paris Texas First National Bank Building

Paris Texas First National Bank Building

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of First National Bank building in down town Paris,Texas, upper corner detail.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Fountain Plaza in Paris, Texas

Fountain Plaza in Paris, Texas

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of the 1927 J. J. Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas. The west side of the square is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
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