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