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[Stone Carving]

Description: Photograph of a stone carving on a red brick building in Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Chains on Brick Wall]

Description: Photograph of three chains hanging from metal stars mounted on the brick wall of a building in Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Street in Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of the intersection of 1st NE Street and Clarksville Road in Paris, Texas. To the south, in the background, a residential area is visible.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Building For Rent]

Description: Photograph of a building, with a black and orange "For Rent" sign in the window, in Paris, Texas. There's a traffic light on the corner, and another building 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

Paris Texas Fire Damage

Description: Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Note smoke damage, charred wood, and a pile of bricks for salvage.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of buildings one block east of Plaza Square and Fountain Plaza in down town Paris,Texas, the Grand Twin Theater is on the right and in the left background are trees in Fountain Plaza.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Street Signs in Paris, Texas]

Description: Photograph of historic downtown street signs for the intersection at East Houston and 1st NE streets in Paris, Texas. Trees and buildings are visible in the background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Paris Texas

Description: Photograph of the apartment building on South Main street that is across the street from the Gibraltar Hotel. The buildings are on the corners of Austin Avenue. Both of these buildings were built with re-enforced concrete and brick. As with the First National Bank building they were built just before the 1916 fire and were burned out and the structure survived.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of the building on the corner of Lamar Avenue and 1st NE Streets.Currently occupied by Dixon Photography.The photograph is of the east side of the building.Note one white carved stone insert on the upper front corner is missing, to the right is one in place.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel

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

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of buildings in down town Paris,Texas, on 1st SE Street, one block east of Plaza Square. This part of town was destroyed by the 1916 Paris fire. The buildings represent the rebuilding and are almost all dated before 1920. Many date 1916 and 1917!
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Street in Downtown Paris

Description: Photograph of the buildings east of Plaza Square on E. Lamar Street in Paris, Texas. The dome of the First United Methodist Church is in the deep background on the right side.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of the back of an an apartment building facing South Main at Austin Avenue. Note the re-enforced concrete used for the stairs, porches, and a corner. This buildings foundation, frame, and brick walls survived the 1916 fire.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of building at 1st NE and Lamar Street in down town Paris,Texas. Currently occupied by "Dixon Photography". Other nice commercial brick buildings in background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Fire Damage

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

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of front corner of "Bois D'Arc Forge" building on 1st NE Street, in down town Paris,Texas.Note narrow side walks and canopy hooks above door level. It appears the streets passing by this building have been widened in the past.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Moore Law Firm

Description: Photograph of the back of the Moore Law Firm office and parking lot. The office faces North Main Street and the Lamar County Courthouse.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Price Building

Description: Photograph of the 1916 Price building in downtown Paris in the 100 block of Clarksville Road, Texas. Building has a 1916 date medallion.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Car at Clarksville Street]

Description: Photograph of a car driving on Clarksville Street in Paris, Texas. Buildings and trees are visible in the background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Building in Paris, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the back of an apartment building that faces South Main, at Austin Avenue. The building faces South Main Street, photo taken from Austin Avenue. Note the re-enforced concrete section in the center, including the stairs. The foundation, re-enforced concrete structure, and brick walls survived the 1916 fire.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Buildings in Paris, Texas]

Description: Photograph of several brick buildings in Paris, Texas. A sign on the building to the right reads: "Bed R Rest Shoppe", and cars are visible in the background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Trucks Parked on Street]

Description: Photograph of historic downtown Paris, Texas. The image includes the view of 1st Street looking south toward a residential area. Near the foreground, a Clarksville Road street sign is visible. Another marking E. Kaufman Street is visible in the background to the right.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Chains on Wall]

Description: Photograph of two chains hanging from metal stars on a brick wall in Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell