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Alley in Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of an inset alley between two brick commercial buildings on First Northeast Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Arched windows appear on the buildings to the left and center.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Building in Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of a multistoried building on the west side of the South Main and Austin Street intersection in downtown Paris, Texas. This building has construction barriers built on the South Main Street side. The standing, derelict wall on the north side of this building shows fire damage.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Buildings in Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of a building in downtown Paris, Texas, occupied by the Moore Law Firm established in 1893. The 1917 Courthouse is visible in the background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Canopy in Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of detail of a "Star of Texas" canopy hanger and rod in downtown Paris, Texas. The canopy is mounted on a red brick building.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Debris From Recent Fire in Paris

Description: 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.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Evidence of Recent Fire in Downtown Paris

Description: Photograph of fire damage, visible on brick walls, on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Fire Damage]

Description: Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Fire Damage in Paris, Texas]

Description: 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.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Fire Damage in Paris, Texas]

Description: Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Note the steel frame still standing.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Fire Damage on Building]

Description: Photograph of fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Note smoke damage.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Fire-Damaged Building in Paris

Description: 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.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

First United Methodist Church Exterior

Description: 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.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

First United Methodist Church Windows

Description: Photograph of stained-glass windows in the east wall of the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Fountain Light Fixtures

Description: Photograph of light fixtures in Fountain Plaza on the J. J. Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Fountain Plaza in Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of the 1927 J. J. Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas. The west side of the square is visible in the background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Front of the Lamar County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the upper-west end and face of the south side of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The courthouse is predominately in the "Classic Revival" style, however the first floor entrances are very similar to the previous courthouse, in the "Romanesque" style. Many of the early craftsmen and architects were not native Texans and the courthouse styles reflect that diversity.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Gibraltar Hotel

Description: Photograph of the northwest corner of the Gibraltar Hotel in downtown Paris, Texas, located at South Main and Austin streets. This building was re-built after the 1916 fire.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the southeast corner of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The upper floors are in the Classic Revival style.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the light fixture above the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the upper-south face of the 1917 Classic Revival-style Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas, taken from the southeast corner of the building.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Annex

Description: Photograph of connection between Lamar County Courthouse and the west annex in down town Paris, Texas, including an annex entrance door. The annex exterior was built to be a close match to the courthouse exterior.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Ceiling

Description: Photograph of the ceiling and wall at the Judge's Bench in the District Courtroom of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. One significant aspect of the architecture is the inclusion of "Bible Scrolls" on the ceiling.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell