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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photograph of the south entrance of the 1917 Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. The courthouse is of mixed styles; the architecture over the entrance (in the lower part of the photograph) is a Romanesque-style entry while the part above the arched entrance is 1917 Classic Revival style.
Photograph of the southeast corner of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas including the upper stone detail near the roof. The style of this courthouse is in a universal "Classic" style; however, it has Romanesque features on the first floor level that echoes the 1896 courthouse destroyed by the 1916 fire.
Photograph of the Romanesque-style entrance arches on the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. In the background are fluted columns and a window in the Classic Revival-style on the upper part of the building. This courthouse has mixed architectural styles, which is common in Texas.
Photograph of a portion of the first floor hallway of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. Architectural aspects of the building include marble floors and wainscots. Wooden benches and ornamental light fixtures are also visible in this section of the hallway.
Photograph of stairs from the second floor to the first floor in the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The stair steps and the floor are marble. The hand rails are stained wood and the wainscot under the hand rails is a white marble wainscot with metal fasteners.
Photograph of a light fixture and wall detail inside the District Courtroom of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. This image shows the fixture as viewed from the balcony in the courtroom.
Photograph of a light fixture, next to a fluted column, over the east entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. Some of the building's light fixtures are reproductions based on the original designs.
Photograph of upper detail on the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas, showing the upper-east end on the south side of the building. The ornamentation includes carved eagles on the frieze, a cornice, and a carved "shield" on the cap. Carved stone and large, stand-out relief including carved eagles, shields, and medallions are characteristics of Classic Revival-style architecture.
Photograph of two black-and-white photographs on the wall of the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. The top one is the southeast corner of the 1896 Courthouse that burned in the 1916 fire; the bottom one is the present courthouse soon after it was finished. Note the architectural similarities in the mid-sections of the walls, especially on the lower floor and the east entrance.
Photograph of the carved stone shield above the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse, including a portion of the fluted column in the background. The shield resembles a national shield. The carved medallion above the window behind the shield is an excellent example of the "Classic" style in vogue in 1916-1917 when it was built.
Photograph of the stairs to the third floor in the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The white marble wainscot along the walls continues up and down the stairs. The floor is small tile, in a color to match the walls above the wainscot. The wood door near the stairs ends at the top of the wainscot, including detailed finish work. A light fixture is also visible above the landing.
Photograph of the upper north west corner of the Gibraltar Hotel, South Main at Austin, in downtown Paris Texas. This building appears to be a style variant of Classic Revival.The building has white columns, consoles, string courses, lentils, and cornice work with added white stone ornamentation, however there are few stone carvings in the photo. The red brick is nicely done with very little pattern work.
Photograph of fire damage to a building on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street, in downtown Paris, Texas. In the foreground, there is a stack of bricks salvaged from the fire that were cleaned and piled.
Photograph of the Union Station railroad depot in Paris, Texas, visible from West Bonham Street. This building, built in 1912, escaped the 1916 fire. It has Prairie-style architecture with some Italinate features.
Photograph of the tower at the 1912 Union Station Depot west of downtown Paris, Texas. The roof has a wide overhang with green brackets framing the arched windows. Taller arches underneath appear to have low, wrought-iron decorations.
Photograph of the upper detail of the tower on the Union Station Depot in Paris, Texas. The red-tiled roof has a wide and bracketed overhang, with green brackets that frame the white arched window openings.