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[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

[Lamar County Courthouse Columns]

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

Lamar County Courthouse Corner

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

Lamar County Courthouse Entrance

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

Lamar County Courthouse Interior

Description: 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.
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

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

Lamar County Courthouse Interior Staircase

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

Lamar County Courthouse Light Fixture

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

Lamar County Courthouse Light Fixture

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

Lamar County Courthouse Ornamentation

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