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 County: Lamar County, TX
 Collection: Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection
Lamar County Courthouse Exterior
Photograph of the upper-south entrance of the Classic Revival-style, 1917 Lamar County courthouse. The upper details of the stonework include carved eagles, carved shields, fluted columns, and medallions, set off by quarry-faced limestone walls and pilasters. The words "Lamar County Court House" are written across the front of the building hear the roof and there are light fixtures above the shield over the door. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84807/
Lamar County Courthouse Exterior
Photograph of the west end of south side of building of the 1917 Lamar County Courthouse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84808/
Lamar County Courthouse Interior
Photograph of a second-floor hallway in the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. Architectural aspects of the building include small tiles on the floor, white marble wainscots at the stairs, brown wainscots in the center of the hallway with a white marble base at the floor, and light fixtures hanging in the center of the hallway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85131/
Lamar County Courthouse Interior
Photograph of the mail boxes inside the west entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The marble wainscot and marble floors are consistent with the architecture in most of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85122/
Lamar County Courthouse Interior
Interior photograph of the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. This image shows a wall, ceiling, corner, and wood door frame typical of the architecture in the courthouse. South,main entrance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85120/
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
Photograph of the door to the Commissioner's Courtroom in the Lamar County Courthouse located in downtown Paris, Texas. This image shows a stained-wood door with transom, marble wainscot, and marble floor typical of the architecture in the building. Some woodwork in the courtroom is visible through the glass of the door. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85111/
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 Lawn
Photograph of street signs and veterans' memorials on the courthouse lawn in Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84825/
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 Shield
Photograph of the upper-west end of the south side of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas showing the details of the stonework along the top of the building. A carved shield and eagle stands out. These are Classic Revival ornaments. A flock of pigeons is roosting along the edge of the roof. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84882/
Lamar County Courthouse Stairs
Photograph of the details of the stairs, hand rails, and third-floor landing of a staircase in the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. A light fixture is visible in the third floor hallway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85126/
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/
Lamar County Courthouse Windows
Photograph of typical, upper-window detail of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The building has Classic Revival-style architecture. There is a limestone lintel above each window that has a carved stone insert and a centered, carved stone petal medallion; the window ledge for the window above is set on top of the inset to complete an opening. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85016/
Lamar County Courtroom Interior
Photograph of the entry doors to the District Courtroom of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The floors are marble and the wall trim is wood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85137/
Lamar County Paris Texas
Photograph of the southwest corner of Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas.The Culbertson Fountain is in Plaza Square in the center if the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84827/
Lamar County Paris Texas
Photograph of the apartment building on South Main street that is across the street from the Gibraltar Hotel. The buildings are on the corners of Austin Avenue. Both of these buildings were built with re-enforced concrete and brick. As with the First National Bank building they were built just before the 1916 fire and were burned out and the structure survived. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84974/
Lamar County Paris Texas Historical Marker
Photograph of the Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker, a tribute to the veterans who have served. Located on the grounds of the Union Station depot, next to Highway 82, Bonham Avenue, west side of downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85148/
Lamar County Paris Texas People National Bank
Photograph of the Peoples National Bank building in down town Paris, Texas. The building does not have a date medallion, however it Classic Revival style indicates it fits into the time soon after 1916 fire re-build. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84851/
Lamar County Paris Texas Union Station Depot
Photograph of detail of dormer window and bracketed overhang on the Union Station Depot west of down town in Paris,Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85027/
Lamar County Veterans' Memorial
Photograph of Lamar County Veterans' Memorial located on the courthouse lawn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84813/
Lamar County Veterans' Memorials
Photograph of three veteran memorial markers on the southeast courthouse lawn, in front of the 1910 Lamar County Courthouse annex. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84818/
Lamar County World War I Memorial
Photograph of Wold War I Veterans Memorial on the south east courthouse lawn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84814/
[Lamp by Wall]
Photograph of a lamp hanging from the ceiling in front of the carved part of a wall. A wooden desk is visible to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85138/
[Lamppost in Front of Courthouse]
Photograph of a lamppost in front of the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. A historic marker is visible to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85056/
[Lamps Hanging From Ceiling]
Photograph of two lamps hanging from the ceiling in a building in Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85113/
[Law Offices in Paris, Texas]
Photograph of several buildings, housing two law firms and a bakery, in Paris, Texas. A truck is visible to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85071/
[Looking Out of Windows]
Photograph of windows with wooden frames in a building in Paris, Texas. A building and a tree are visible through the windows. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85130/
[Mail Boxes]
Photograph of tan community mail boxes set into a wall in a building in Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85123/
[Main Street Building Projects]
Photograph of a corner entrance to the R. F. Scott building and two "Main Street" project buildings in Paris, Texas. A red truck is parked to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84869/
[Main Street Project Buildings]
Photograph of two buildings in downtown Paris, Texas undergoing "Main Street" project repairs. A red car is visible to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84868/
[Marker in Front of Courthouse]
Photograph of a Texas Historical Commission marker in front of the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. A sign reading "County Clerk Annex" is visible to the right of the marker. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85054/
[Moore Law Firm Building]
Photograph of a red brick building housing the Moore Law Firm in Paris, Texas. There is a sign and cars parked to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84900/
[Old Union Station in Paris]
Photograph of the Old Union Station building in Paris, Texas. A marker to the right reads "Blue Star Memorial Highway". Cars are parked in the background to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85149/
[Outside Courthouse]
Photograph taken outside the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. A tree is visible to the right, and there is a lamp with a red, white, and blue banner hanging from it in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85052/
[Paris Bakery]
Photograph of a building on North Main street across from the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. This building was constructed around 1916 and at the time of the photograph was occupied by The Paris Bakery. A car is parked on the far right, and a woman enters the bakery to the left of the car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84895/
[Paris Bakery Building]
Photograph of the Paris Bakery, housed in a brick building in Paris, Texas. A woman is walking through the front door, and people are seated inside. There is a van to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84896/
Paris Optical Building
Photograph of the Paris Optical Building in Paris, Texas. The building's decorations feature an eagle and the dates 1907 and 1917, which indicate that the building was repaired after the 1916 fire although it was still standing after the fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84865/
Paris Texas Coca Cola Bottling Building
Photograph of the Coca Cola bottling plant window decoration celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2006, located in Paris, Texas. The display includes the introductory date of products. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85145/
Paris Texas Coca Cola Bottling Building
Photograph of the current Coca Cola and Dr Pepper bottling plant west of down town Paris,Texas. Celebrating over a hundred years in Paris, Texas.Located on W. Bonham Ave, near the railroad. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85142/
Paris Texas Coca Cola Bottling Building
Photograph of lawn decoration celebrating 100th anniversary, in 2006, of Coca Cola in Paris,Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85143/
Paris Texas Cornerstone Building
Photograph of the Cornerstone Building, with three blocks of buildings on Lamar Avenue in the background. Photograph taken from the west parking lot of the First United Methodist Church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85042/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of a typical red brick building east of North Main Street, on E.Houston Street. Current occupant is "Bois D'Arc Forge". This is the back of building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84898/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of front corner of "Bois D'Arc Forge" building on 1st NE Street, in down town Paris,Texas.Note narrow side walks and canopy hooks above door level. It appears the streets passing by this building have been widened in the past. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84906/