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[Stores in Paris, Texas]

Description: Photograph of several stores, including a jewelry store and an antique mall, on the square in Paris, Texas. A man stands on the sidewalk to the left, waiting to cross the street.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Lamp by Wall]

Description: Photograph of a lamp hanging from the ceiling in front of the carved part of a wall. A wooden desk is visible to the right.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courtroom Interior

Description: Photograph of the entry doors to the District Courtroom of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The floors are marble and the wall trim is wood.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Interior

Description: Photograph of the short flight of marble stairs inside 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

[Window Art]

Description: Photograph of art painted on the windows of a building in Paris, Texas, including paintings of a Diet Coke bottle, a Sprite bottle, and a Coke bottle. The Coca-Cola logo is painted on the window to the far right.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Interior

Description: Photograph of the attachment hardware of the white marble wainscot on a staircase in the Lamar County Courthouse, located in downtown Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Welcome Mat on Floor]

Description: Photograph of a brown welcome mat on a tile floor in a building in Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Coca Cola Bottling Building

Description: Photograph of the Coca Cola bottling plant window decoration celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2006, located in Paris, Texas. The display includes the introductory date of products.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Union Station in Paris, Texas

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

[Church in Paris, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a church with a red dome in Paris, Texas. Cars are parked in front of the building.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Door in an Office]

Description: Photograph of a wooden door with a pane of glass in a building in Paris, Texas. A table surrounded by four chairs is visible through the glass.
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

Lamar County Paris Texas Historical Marker

Description: Photograph of the Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker, a tribute to the veterans who have served. Located on the grounds of the Union Station depot, next to Highway 82, Bonham Avenue, west side of downtown Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel

Description: Photograph of the post 1916 fire Gibraltar Hotel in downtown Paris, Texas, This is a view of the southwest corner, South Main at Austin.
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 1896 Cornerstone

Description: Photograph of old Lamar County Courthouse cornerstone from the 1896 courthouse in down town Paris,Texas. The original courthouse burned in the 1916 city fire; this cornerstone is incorporated into the new, 1917 courthouse, which was built on the old foundation in a Classic Revival style. Sanguinet & Staats were the architects.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of buildings on the west side of the Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. The large center building has a name medallion center top; "Perkins Building".
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Street Signs in Paris, Texas]

Description: Photograph of street signs at the corner of 1st Northwest and West Houston Streets in the historical downtown district of Paris, Texas. A one-way sign is visible under it. Two busts of old men are visible in the background, and there is a tree to the right.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Lamar County Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of the front of the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. There are three stories of windows visible, and there are carvings at the top of the courthouse.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1916 First National Bank Building

Description: Photograph of the Classical Revival style First National Bank building in downtown Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Tree in Front of Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of a tree in front of the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of upper detail of the south east corner of the 1917 Lamar County courthouse, one block north of "Plaza Square", in down town Paris, Texas. Stonework around the top of the building includes carved eagles on frieze, a cornice band, and carved "shields" on the cap; these are noteworthy features of the Classic architecture style.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Fountain Plaza Light Fixtures

Description: Photograph of light fixtures surrounding the 1927 J. J. Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas. The fountain and plaza commemorate the March 1916 fire.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell