Paris Texas Plaza Theater

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Photograph of the Plaza Theatre in downtown Paris, Texas. This is an Art Deco-style building with strong vertical lines, arches, spiral-cut columns, white stone window ledges, column bases, cornice consoles, and dentil contrasts with the red tile roof, window trim, and trim at the ground level. The buff-colored brick of the walls predominate the building and there is also an urn on a pedestal, centered between the windows. The large Plaza Theater sign appears to be the original although the marquee was added after 1984; a theater organ was installed in 1926, probably soon after the building was built. Many … continued below

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1 photograph : digital, 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 the Private Collection of Jim Bell to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 970 times, with 20 in the last month. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Private Collection of Jim Bell

Photographer and commercial contractor Jim Bell traveled throughout Texas photographing county courthouses, significant historical buildings and landmarks. His photographs include interior views, architectural details, and historical markers.

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Photograph of the Plaza Theatre in downtown Paris, Texas. This is an Art Deco-style building with strong vertical lines, arches, spiral-cut columns, white stone window ledges, column bases, cornice consoles, and dentil contrasts with the red tile roof, window trim, and trim at the ground level. The buff-colored brick of the walls predominate the building and there is also an urn on a pedestal, centered between the windows. The large Plaza Theater sign appears to be the original although the marquee was added after 1984; a theater organ was installed in 1926, probably soon after the building was built. Many classify this building as Moderne style and the ornamentation as Art Deco.

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1 photograph : digital, col.

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Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection

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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  • Aug. 7, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

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Bell, Jim. Paris Texas Plaza Theater, photograph, November 13, 2008; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85006/: accessed June 20, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Jim Bell.

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