Photograph of the corner of a red brick building, with a sign reading "Back In Time Coca-Cola" above the first floor windows. There are traffic posts at the corner, and buildings are visible in the background.
Photograph of the Paris Community Theatre and an antique mall in Paris, Texas. Street signs in the foreground mark the intersection of S. Main Street and Clarksville Street, and a truck is parked on the far right.
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 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.
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.
Photograph of the 1916 V. W. Wall building, located one block east of the Plaza Square on Clarksville Street in downtown Paris, Texas. The store has a glass front with dark metal and a canvas awning which are modern although the canopy hangers are historic. The top of the building is the original brick with a white limestone face block at the base including a commemorative date medallion at the top of the building.
Photograph of a tall red brick building in Paris, Texas. Cars are parked on the left side of the road, and several others drive down the road. Other buildings are visible to the left, and one has a advertisement for Harold Hodges Insurance painted on the side.
Photograph of a brick building in Paris, Texas, with several boards reading "Work Area Keep Out" at the entrances. An awning above the door is held in place by chains mounted to metal stars on the wall.
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 a second-floor hallway in the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. Architectural aspects of the building include small tiles on the floor, white marble wainscots at the stairs, brown wainscots in the center of the hallway with a white marble base at the floor, and light fixtures hanging in the center of the hallway.
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 Paris Optical Building in Paris, Texas. The building's decorations feature an eagle and the dates 1907 and 1917, which indicate that the building was repaired after the 1916 fire although it was still standing after the fire.
Photograph of a building on North Main street across from the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. This building was constructed around 1916 and at the time of the photograph was occupied by The Paris Bakery. A car is parked on the far right, and a woman enters the bakery to the left of the car.
Photograph of stores in Paris, Texas, including Spangler's, Michelle's, and an antique store, on 1st Southwest Street in Paris, Texas. The Paris Community Theatre is visible in the background, and there is a police car parked to the right.
Photograph of the 1916 R. M. Clemment building on Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. The building is on the northeast corner of Plaza Square, one block south of the courthouse. The current occupant is "Rosie's Antiques".
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.
Photograph of the 1916-1917 R.F. Scott building as built after the 1916 fire. The architect was J.L. Wees, who had built Mr. Scotts home in 1910. Mr. Wees was called from St. Louis to help rebuild Mr. Scotts' buildings after the fire. Mr. Scott owned this block. The building is in a Neo Gothic style appropriate for a business building.
Photograph of the 1916 W. O. Latimer building in downtown Paris, Texas. The decorative, bi-colored brick work is ornate, including small pieces of light-colored brick cut and fit into patterns. The upper building has a white stone string course and cap with decorations, and there are five brick pilasters framing four windows. The lower glass front is much newer. The building to the right is the 1916 V. W. Wall building. These buildings were part of the immediate rebuilding after the 1916 fire in Paris.