First State Bank Building in Paris, Texas

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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.

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1 photograph : col.

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Bell, Jim November 13, 2008.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection and was provided by Private Collection of Jim Bell to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 34 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Private Collection of Jim Bell

The Private Collection of Jim Bell features photographs of the Texas county courthouses and the surrounding buildings and streets. Photographer and commercial contractor Jim Bell traveled throughout Texas photographing county courthouses, significant historical buildings and landmarks. His photographs also include interior views, architectural details, and historical markers.

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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.

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1 photograph : col.

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Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection

The Texas Architecture photograph collection consists of photographs of historic Texas county courthouses and their surrounding buildings, as well as historic bridges, churches, and landmarks. The photographs are all in color and were taken from 1990 to the present.

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  • November 13, 2008

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  • March 23, 2010, 8:26 a.m.

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  • April 7, 2011, 2:33 p.m.

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Bell, Jim. First State Bank Building in Paris, Texas, photograph, November 13, 2008; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84859/: accessed September 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Jim Bell.