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 County: Lamar County, TX
 Collection: Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection
[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/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of an apartment building in down town Paris,Texas.The back,south west,corner of the building facing east on South Main Street at Austin Streets is in the center of the photo.The building in the background is the post 1916 fire Gibraltar Hotel and shows the front,south east,corner of the building facing east on South Main Street at Austin Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84985/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of the R.F.Scott building on near corner, the buildings on the north side of Plaza Square, and the First National Bank building in down town Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84926/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of the upper south east corner of the building on Lamar Avenue & 1st NE Street.Detailed red brick work with a carved white stone insert.The current occupant is "Dixon Photography". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84911/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of "Fred Hugo Contractor,Paris,Texas" mark in the street curb of the back parking lot of the Moore Law Firm on E. Houston Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84905/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of buildings one block east of Plaza Square and Fountain Plaza in down town Paris,Texas, the Grand Twin Theater is on the right and in the left background are trees in Fountain Plaza. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84918/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of the building on the corner of Lamar Avenue and 1st NE Streets.Currently occupied by Dixon Photography.The photograph is of the east side of the building.Note one white carved stone insert on the upper front corner is missing, to the right is one in place. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84916/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of buildings in down town Paris,Texas, on 1st SE Street, one block east of Plaza Square. This part of town was destroyed by the 1916 Paris fire. The buildings represent the rebuilding and are almost all dated before 1920. Many date 1916 and 1917! texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84913/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of the back of an an apartment building facing South Main at Austin Avenue. Note the re-enforced concrete used for the stairs, porches, and a corner. This buildings foundation, frame, and brick walls survived the 1916 fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84987/
Paris Texas Downtown
Photograph of building at 1st NE and Lamar Street in down town Paris,Texas. Currently occupied by "Dixon Photography". Other nice commercial brick buildings in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84927/
Paris Texas Downtown Canopy
Photograph of the canopy hanger and chain on the front,South Main,west side of the unidentified multi-story building located on South Main & Austin Streets intersection.This building is unoccupied. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84972/
Paris Texas Downtown Fire Damage
Photograph of repairs after damage to a building,on the west side,in the 200 block of South Main in down town Paris,Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84945/
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 First National Bank Building
Photograph of a State Historical Survey Committee plaque on the First National Bank building in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84829/
Paris Texas First National Bank Building
Photograph of the north east corner of the First National Bank building,taken from a second floor window of the courthouse,one block north. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85020/
Paris Texas First National Bank Building
Photograph of details of the upper south east corner of the First National Bank building,on Plaza Square,in down town Paris,Texas.The rebuild of the building in 1916 has a white stone cap,white carved stone cornice brackets, white stone string courses,white stone decorations,and red brick construction.It is an outstanding building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85012/
Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel
Photograph of the post 1916 fire Gibraltar Hotel in downtown Paris, Texas, This is a view of the southwest corner, South Main at Austin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85101/
Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel
Photograph of the Gibraltar Hotel on the south east corner of South Main and East Austin Streets.The photo is looking through the entrance porch,facing South Main Street,with the street sign in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84979/
Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel
Photograph of post 1916 fire Gibraltar Hotel on the east side of the South Main and Austin Street intersection. The architecture includes red brick, white string courses, carved stone, and white stone trim. The building has the features of a Classic Revival style building, however it has very little carved stone ornamentation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84980/
Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel
Photograph of the entrance porch of the 1916 Gibraltar Hotel entrance porch, on the east side of South Main at Austin Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84968/
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/
Paris Texas Highway 82
Photograph of Highway 82 west from downtown Paris, Texas. It is also known as Bonham Avenue. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84830/
Paris Texas IOOF Building
Photograph of the IOOF Lodge building on the southwest corner of Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. The IOOF Lodge sign hangs on the front corner of the building and the entrance is on the side. It appears necessary repairs have been made to preserve the building. Downtown Paris was rebuilt after the March 21 - 22, 1916 fire. The architecture style is predominantly Classic Revival. Both buildings in this photograph reflect Classic Revival style. After decades of repairs, remodeling, and upgrades downtown Paris is still dominated by the Classic Revival style. The 1917 Lamar County Courthouse and the 1916 First National Bank are in Classic Revival Style. The original name of the building is unknown; the date medallion shows two dates, 1851 - 1916, The Wildey IOOF Lodge entrance on First Street SW has a date of 1921 above it. There is a IOOF sign on the upper front corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84846/
Paris Texas IOOF Building
Photograph of the rebuilt IOOF Building,1stSW Street and Grand Avenue on the southwest corner of Fountain Square in downtown Paris,Texas. This building was "gutted" by the 1916 fire. This building has dual dates in the date medallion on the east side, First SW Street, indicating a history back to 1851. The IOOF Lodge entrance is at ground level and bears a date of 1921, after the 1916 fire. The building IOOF building due to the non-operative IOOF sign above the front corner. As is today the building reflects typical Classic Revival style of commercial buildings of the period. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84993/
Paris Texas Main Street
Photograph of South Main Street, passing Fountain Square, with the Lamar County Couthouse on North Main Street in the left background. Photos of Fire Damage in the 200 block of South Main were taken center left. Note street and highway signs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84966/
Paris Texas Moore Law Firm
Photograph of the back of the Moore Law Firm office and parking lot. The office faces North Main Street and the Lamar County Courthouse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84904/
Paris Texas Plaza Square
Photograph of buildings on the west side of the Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. The large center building has a name medallion center top; "Perkins Building". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84836/