Paris Texas Coca Cola Bottling Building

Paris Texas Coca Cola Bottling Building

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

Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of the post 1916 fire Gibraltar Hotel in downtown Paris, Texas, This is a view of the southwest corner, South Main at Austin.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Paris Texas Plaza Square

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of the north east corner of the IOOF building in downtown Paris, Texas.Note the IOOF sign hanging from the corner of the building at the third story level.There is a Coca Cola sign just below it.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
R. M. Clemment Building in Paris, Texas

R. M. Clemment Building in Paris, Texas

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of the 1916 R. M. Clemment building on Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. The building is on the northeast corner of Plaza Square, one block south of the courthouse. The current occupant is "Rosie's Antiques".
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Corner of Plaza Square in Paris, Texas

Corner of Plaza Square in Paris, Texas

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

Paris Texas IOOF Building

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

[Paris Bakery]

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

Paris, Texas Plaza Square

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of South Main Street and the east side of Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. The Gibraltar Hotel building is south in the background.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Paris Texas R.F. Scott Building

Paris Texas R.F. Scott Building

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of the 1916-1917 R.F. Scott building as built after the 1916 fire. The architect was J.L. Wees, who had built Mr. Scotts home in 1910. Mr. Wees was called from St. Louis to help rebuild Mr. Scotts' buildings after the fire. Mr. Scott owned this block. The building is in a Neo Gothic style appropriate for a business building.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Paris Texas Downtown

Paris Texas Downtown

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