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 County: Lamar County, TX
 Collection: Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection
Lamar County Courthouse Lawn

Lamar County Courthouse Lawn

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of street signs and veterans' memorials on the courthouse lawn in Paris, Texas.
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 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.
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
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 Photographs

Lamar County Courthouse Photographs

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: 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.
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 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.
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 Stairs

Lamar County Courthouse Stairs

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

Lamar County Courthouse Stairs

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

Lamar County Courthouse Windows

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