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 County: Lamar County, TX
 Collection: Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection
[Clarksville Street]
Photograph of a brown street sign at Clarksville Street in Paris, Texas. Several brick buildings are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84935/
Corner of Plaza Square in Paris, Texas
Photograph of buildings around the southeast corner of Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. Various storefronts are visible along the street, including the 1917 First State Bank Building on the left. Almost all of the buildings in historic downtown Paris are of the Classic Revival style, since they were rebuilt after the 1916 fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84853/
[Cornerstone Building]
Photograph of the south east corner of the Cornerstone building, at Lamar Avenue and 2nd NE Street in Paris, Texas. On top of the wall, above the cornice, is a white colored replacement for the original ornamentation. The gray cornice is supported by ornamental consoles and there are gray medallions on the buff colored brick below the cornice. These features appear to be molded, not carved. The windows have white masonry ledges and bricked over steel lintels. The "Cornerstone" sign is noteworthy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85032/
Cornerstone Building in Paris, Texas
Photograph of the Cornerstone building at 2nd Northeast Street and Lamar in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85031/
[Courthouse Entrance]
Photograph of the front entrance to the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. Four columns are visible above the entrance, and there are four floors of windows on the wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85050/
[Cross on Top of Dome]
Photograph of a cross on top of a red dome on the First Methodist Church in Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85046/
[Culbertson Fountain]
Photograph of the sidewalk leading up to the Culbertson Fountain in Pairs, Texas. There are trees in the foreground, and stores beyond the fountain. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85063/
[Culbertson Fountain]
Photograph of the Culbertson Fountain in front of stores and trees in Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85001/
[Curtained Window]
Photograph of a curtained window in a building in Paris, Texas. A lamp hangs from a ceiling to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85140/
Damaged Building in Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of fire damage to a building in the 200 block of the west side of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. In the image, there is a partial front wall still standing, made of brick, plaster, and metal. The fire likely happened near the time of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84948/
Debris From Recent Fire in Paris
Photograph of stacks of bricks, metal, and wood from the clean-up after a fire in downtown Paris, Texas. This building is on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street. This damage is probably not related to the 1916 fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84943/
[Dome on a Building]
Photograph of a red dome on top of a building with three floors of stained glass windows. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85154/
[Door in an Office]
Photograph of a wooden door with a pane of glass in a building in Paris, Texas. A table surrounded by four chairs is visible through the glass. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85112/
[Door Leading Outside]
Photograph of a door leading outside in a building in Paris, Texas. A lamp hangs from the ceiling, and a trash can is placed in front of a railing by the doors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85118/
[Downtown Paris Building]
Photograph of an air-conditioning compressor sitting on a canopy one block east of Fountain Plaza. I have not seen this before. This canopy must be strong. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85074/
Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of buildings north of Plaza Square in Paris, Texas. The Paris Bakery sign is across the street from the 1917 Courthouse. Most of Paris, Texas was destroyed by fire March 21 and 22 in 1916 so all the downtown buildings were rebuilt afterwards. There is a marker commemorating the fire in Fountain Square. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84870/
Downtown Paris, Texas
Photograph of downtown Paris, Texas, including the Grand Twin Theater, the R. F. Scott building, north Plaza Square, and the First National Bank Building in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84924/
Downtown Street Signs in Paris, Texas
Photograph of brick buildings at East Houston & North Main Streets in downtown Paris, Texas. The street names are visible on green signs in the center of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84803/
[East Courthouse Square]
Photograph of European Antiques sign and a street light on Clarksville Road. Passed the street sign the street changes to Grand Avenue and is the east side of Fountain Plaza. The buildings in the photograph exhibit the Classic Revival style of commercial brick building around 1916 to 1917 when downtown was rebuilt after the city fire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84939/
[Entrance to Courthouse]
Photograph of the front entrance to the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. Four columns and two lamps are visible above the front entrance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85051/
[European Antiques Store]
Photograph of the European Antique store in Paris, Texas. Other stores are visible on both sides of the antique store. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85084/
Evidence of Recent Fire in Downtown Paris
Photograph of fire damage, visible on brick walls, on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84953/
[Exterior of A-1 Office Supply]
Photograph of the exterior of the A-1 Office Supply in Paris, Texas. A theatre is visible to the right texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84876/
[Exterior of a Church]
Photograph of the exterior of a church with a red dome in Paris, Texas. Cars are parked in front of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85152/
[Exterior of R. F. Scott Building]
Photograph of the exterior of the R. F. Scott Building, housing the A-1 Office Supply store in Paris, Texas. The Grand Theater and several cars are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85068/
[Exterior of R. F. Scott Building]
Photograph of the west side of the 1916-1917 Gothic-style R. F. Scott building in Paris, Texas. The stonework includes very intricate ornamentation. A street is visible to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85069/
[Fire Damage]
Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84944/
[Fire Damage in Paris, Texas]
Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Note the steel frame still standing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84947/
[Fire Damage in Paris, Texas]
Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Note standing steel frame, smoke damage, and salvaged brick stacks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84952/
[Fire Damage on Building]
Photograph of fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Note smoke damage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84951/
Fire-Damaged Building in Paris
Photograph of fire damage to a building in the 200 block of South Main Street, in downtown Paris, Texas. The front wall is doubled, double-course brick with a steel I-beam lintel on top and charred wood visible in the opening. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84949/
[First National Bank Building]
Photograph of the southeast corner of the Paris, Texas, First National Bank building. Two cars wait at a stop light to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84839/
[First National Bank Building]
Photograph of the east side of the First National Bank building. The building is in a Classic Revival style. There is an operating Capital One bank currently on the ground floor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85013/
First State Bank Building in Paris, Texas
Photograph of the 1917 First Sate Bank entrance on Clarksville Street in downtown Paris, Texas. The bank is one of a few buildings Paris built of limestone ashlar, i.e. large stone block construction material. The steel gate and fence at entrance is unusual on a small scale. The building is symmetrical, crisp, and simply ornamented and it has the bank emblem and date of building at the top. The building is situated on the corner of Clarksville and South Main streets; other buildings on Main Street are visible on the right side of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84859/
First State Bank Building Paris Texas
Photograph of the 1917 "First State Bank" building in downtown Paris, Texas, located on the corner of Clarksville Street and South Main on the Plaza Square. This is one of few commercial buildings rebuilt after the March 21-22, 1916 fire constructed using large limestone ashlars. The bank's carved stone medallion and date of construction, 1917, are at the top center of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84860/
First State Bank Building Paris Texas
Photograph of "FSB",the First State Bank Building" in down town Paris,Texas.Note the canopy hangers and chains and stone carvings.Also the street light. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84962/
First United Methodist Church Column
Photograph of a typical column capitol on the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. The church was built in the early 1920's in a Classic Revival style. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85034/
First United Methodist Church Dome Roof
Photograph of the red tile roof on the hexagonal dome and upper detail of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. When the dome was built, it could be raised and lowered for ventilation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85045/
First United Methodist Church Exterior
Photograph of the stained glass windows on the east wall of the sanctuary in the First United Methodist Church using available light. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85039/
First United Methodist Church Exterior
Photograph of the center, south side of the 1920s First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. The church is built in the Classic Revival style with a dome, stilted arch, and lintel windows as well as pediments and columns at the entrances. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85049/
First United Methodist Church Historical Photograph
Photograph of a 1929 black & white framed print provided by a "staff" member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Paris, Texas. The photograph shows the frame for the church dome under construction and church members gathered on the lawn. The dome would raise and lower for ventilation when it was finished. Today it is anchored down. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85038/
First United Methodist Church in Paris
Photograph of the southwest corner of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. The dome decorations reflect Byzantine Christian style. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85048/
First United Methodist Church in Paris
Photograph of the west entrance to the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. The lower three floors exhibit "Revival" style and the dome and turrets have red tile roofs with Byzantine Christian metal trim features. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85043/
First United Methodist Church Stained Glass Dome
Photograph of a stained-glass dome inside the First United Methodist Church building in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85035/
First United Methodist Church THC Marker
Photograph of a historical marker for the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas, located at Lamar Avenue and 3rd NE Street. The marker was established by the Texas Historical Commission and reads: "First United Methodist Church of Paris ´╗┐The beginning of this congregation can be traced to 1843, when the Rev. James Graham organized the First Methodist Church in the area. It later took the name Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Meanwhile, another congregation, Lamar Avenue Methodist Church, was formed. After the destructive Paris fire of 1916, the two churches decided to form one central downtown congregation, and the merger became official in 1918. The Rev. Robert P. Shuler was appointed first pastor of the new congre-gation, now known as First United Methodist Church of Paris. (1985)" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85033/
First United Methodist Church Windows
Photograph of stained-glass windows in the east wall of the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85037/
First United Methodist Stained Glass Window
Photograph of a curved, stained-glass window in the ceiling of a church dome. The photo was taken in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church located in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85036/
[Flight of Stairs]
Photograph of a flight of stairs in a building in Paris, Texas. A lamp hangs from the ceiling to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85128/
Fountain Light Fixtures
Photograph of light fixtures in Fountain Plaza on the J. J. Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84857/
Fountain Plaza in Paris, Texas
Photograph of the 1927 J.J. Culbertson Fountain, a memorial to the March 1916 Fire in Paris, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84855/