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 County: Lamar County, TX
 Collection: Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection
Fountain Plaza in Paris, Texas
Photograph of the 1927 J.J. Culbertson Fountain in Fountain Plaza, downtown Paris, Texas. Ornamentation on the lights, fountain bowls, urns, and a statue exhibit a slightly-modernized variant of the Classic Revival Style. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84850/
Fountain Plaza in Paris, Texas
Photograph of Memorial Fountain Fountain Plaza in downtown Paris, Texas. In the foreground, there is a Texas Historical Commission marker commemorating the 1916 fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84854/
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/
Fountain Plaza Light Fixtures
Photograph of light fixtures surrounding the 1927 J. J. Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas. The fountain and plaza commemorate the March 1916 fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84858/
[Four Story Building]
Photograph of a four-story red brick building in Paris, Texas, with a red door to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85099/
[Front of Courthouse]
Photograph of the front entrance to the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. There are four columns and two lamps above the entrance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85053/
[Front of First Methodist Church]
Photograph of the front of the First Methodist Church in Paris, Texas. There are four stone columns in front of the entrance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85044/
[Front of Lamar County Courthouse]
Photograph of the front of the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. There are four columns on the front of the courthouse, and two lamps beside them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85015/
[Front of Lamar County Courthouse]
Photograph of the front of the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. There are four columns in front of the entrance, and the words "Lamar County Courthouse" have been carved into the stone above them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85017/
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/
Grand Twin Theater Paris, Texas
Photograph of the 1927 Grand Twin Theater and 1916-1917 R. F. Scott buildings in downtown Paris, Texas. The sign is noteworthy. Note the tower on the corner of the 1916-1917 R. F. Scott building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84925/
[Hallway in a Building]
Photograph of a hallway in a building in Paris, Texas. There is a corkboard on an easel covered in papers to the left, and a wooden bench to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85116/
[Hotel in Paris, Texas]
Photograph of an unidentified hotel building across the street from the Gibralter Hotel, on South Main and Austin streets in Paris, Texas. It appears to have been used for apartments. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84969/
[Houston and Main Street Sign in Paris]
Photograph of the street sign for E. Houston Street at the corner of Houston and the 100 block of Main Street in Paris, Texas. A brick building is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84884/
Insurance Building in Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of a blue building in the 200 block of South Main Street. On the north wall, there are large painted signs advertising "Sky Chief gasoline" and "Harold Hodges Insurance." The front door of the building is visible on the right side of the photograph with the same insurance company name written above the entrance. The building has been stuccoed,painted, and c.1950' front added. The color of the original red brick is visible behind the "Sky Chief" gasoline sign. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84964/
Interior of Lamar County Courthouse Entrance
Photograph of the double doors at the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85117/
Interior of Lamar County Courthouse Entrance
Interior photograph looking out through the south entrance doors of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85021/
[Intersection in Paris, Texas]
Photograph of a car crossing the intersection at S. Main Street and Clarksville Street in Paris, Texas. Stores are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85087/
IOOF Building in Paris
Photograph of the entrance to the Wildey Lodge No. 21 on the east side of the IOOF building located on 1st SW Street in downtown Paris, Texas. On the brick building "cap", there is a a white stone insert with a dual date: "1851 + 1916". Another white stone insert above one entrance says "Wildey Lodge No. 21, I.O.O.F." In early photos, this building was mostly standing but gutted by the 1916 fire and the date medallion reflects the building's continuity. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84994/
[J. J. Culbertson Fountain]
Photograph of the J. J. Culbertson Fountain in Paris, Texas. Stores are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85002/
[J. J. Culbertson Fountain]
Photograph of the J. J. Culbertson Fountain in Paris, Texas. The Paris Community Theatre and an antique store are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85000/
J. J. Culbertson Fountain in Paris Texas
Photograph of 1927 J. J. Culberson Memorial Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas. The inscription at the base of the fountain says, "Gift of J. J. Culbertson, 1927." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84856/
[Jury Seats]
Photograph of the jury seats in a courtroom in Paris, Texas. An American flag, another chair, and a door are visible beyond them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85135/
[Lamar Avenue Sign]
Photograph of a street sign at Lamar Avenue on a wooden electric pole. A building is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84914/
Lamar County Confederate Memorial Statue
Photograph of Confederate Veteran Memorial Statue on the courthouse lawn in Paris, Texas. Besides the statue of a soldier, there are busts of four Confederate leaders around the base, sculpted by Coppini. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84816/
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 upper detail of the south east corner of the 1917 Lamar County courthouse, one block north of "Plaza Square", in down town Paris, Texas. Stonework around the top of the building includes carved eagles on frieze, a cornice band, and carved "shields" on the cap; these are noteworthy features of the Classic architecture style. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84877/
Lamar County Courthouse
Photograph of the Lamar County Courthouse Annex in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84809/
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 architectural details above the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. This Classic-style courthouse also has short, polished, pink granite entrance columns, referred to as "Syrian Columns", in the earlier Romanesque style. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84889/
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
Photograph of the southeast corner of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85078/
[Lamar County Courthouse]
Photograph of the exterior of the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. There are several trees and a road in front of it, and a car and buildings are visible to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85077/
[Lamar County Courthouse]
Photograph of the front entrance to the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. There are four columns and two lamps above the entrance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85055/
[Lamar County Courthouse]
Photograph of the front of the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. There are three stories of windows visible, and there are carvings at the top of the courthouse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84886/
Lamar County Courthouse 1896 Cornerstone
Photograph of old Lamar County Courthouse cornerstone from the 1896 courthouse in down town Paris,Texas. The original courthouse burned in the 1916 city fire; this cornerstone is incorporated into the new, 1917 courthouse, which was built on the old foundation in a Classic Revival style. Sanguinet & Staats were the architects. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84804/
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 Column
Photograph of upper details of a polished red granite column, column capital, and arch on the Lamar County Courthouse south entrance in downtown Paris, Texas. The column is "engaged" with the inside limestone column, with a common capital. The red granite column is not full length and is called a short or Syrian column.This construction exhibits Romanesque Style architecture; the upper building is done in Classic Revival Style creating a building of mixed styles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85019/
[Lamar County Courthouse Columns]
Photograph of the south entrance of the 1917 Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. The courthouse is of mixed styles; the architecture over the entrance (in the lower part of the photograph) is a Romanesque-style entry while the part above the arched entrance is 1917 Classic Revival style. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84887/
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 Cornerstone
Photograph of the 1917 cornerstone of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The cornerstone includes engraved names listing the county judge, commissioners, and county officials. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84894/
Lamar County Courthouse Cornerstone
Photograph of the 1917 cornerstone of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The engraving on the cornerstone lists county officials at the time of the building, 1917, of the courthouse. Note the light fixture to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84890/
Lamar County Courthouse Cornerstone
Photograph of 1917 architect and builders engraved face of the cornerstone in down town Paris,Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84802/
Lamar County Courthouse Courtroom
Photograph of the District Courtroom in the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The image shows a view from the balcony in the courtroom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85132/
Lamar County Courthouse Eagles
Photograph of the upper detail of the west end of the south face of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The decorations are consistent on all four sides of the courthouse and are in the Classic Revival style on the upper floors. A line of pigeons is visible on the edge of the roof. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84881/
Lamar County Courthouse Entrance
Photograph of the Lamar County Courthouse east entrance in downtown Paris, Texas. The cornerstone from the 1896 courthouse at this location is incorporated in the lower-right of the portico. The courthouse has Classic Revival-style architecture, however the entrances are designed similar to the Romanesque style of the old courthouse. The portico has Roman arched openings, short (Syrian) columns, polished red granite columns with carved stone capitals and bases. This offers continuity from old to new and creates a building with mixed styles of architecture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84811/
Lamar County Courthouse Entrance
Photograph of a close-up view of the aches at east entrance to the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84891/
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/