Photograph of the 1927 J.J. Culbertson Fountain in Fountain Plaza, downtown Paris, Texas. Ornamentation on the lights, fountain bowls, urns, and a statue exhibit a slightly-modernized variant of the Classic Revival Style.
Photograph of the front of the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. There are four columns in front of the entrance, and the words "Lamar County Courthouse" have been carved into the stone above them.
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 a blue building in the 200 block of South Main Street. On the north wall, there are large painted signs advertising "Sky Chief gasoline" and "Harold Hodges Insurance." The front door of the building is visible on the right side of the photograph with the same insurance company name written above the entrance. The building has been stuccoed,painted, and c.1950' front added. The color of the original red brick is visible behind the "Sky Chief" gasoline sign.
Photograph of the entrance to the Wildey Lodge No. 21 on the east side of the IOOF building located on 1st SW Street in downtown Paris, Texas. On the brick building "cap", there is a a white stone insert with a dual date: "1851 + 1916". Another white stone insert above one entrance says "Wildey Lodge No. 21, I.O.O.F." In early photos, this building was mostly standing but gutted by the 1916 fire and the date medallion reflects the building's continuity.
Photograph of Confederate Veteran Memorial Statue on the courthouse lawn in Paris, Texas. Besides the statue of a soldier, there are busts of four Confederate leaders around the base, sculpted by Coppini.
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.
Photograph of architectural details above the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. This Classic-style courthouse also has short, polished, pink granite entrance columns, referred to as "Syrian Columns", in the earlier Romanesque style.
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.
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 upper details of a polished red granite column, column capital, and arch on the Lamar County Courthouse south entrance in downtown Paris, Texas. The column is "engaged" with the inside limestone column, with a common capital. The red granite column is not full length and is called a short or Syrian column.This construction exhibits Romanesque Style architecture; the upper building is done in Classic Revival Style creating a building of mixed styles.
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 1917 cornerstone of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The engraving on the cornerstone lists county officials at the time of the building, 1917, of the courthouse. Note the light fixture to the left.
Photograph of the upper detail of the west end of the south face of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The decorations are consistent on all four sides of the courthouse and are in the Classic Revival style on the upper floors. A line of pigeons is visible on the edge of the roof.
Photograph of the Lamar County Courthouse east entrance in downtown Paris, Texas. The cornerstone from the 1896 courthouse at this location is incorporated in the lower-right of the portico. The courthouse has Classic Revival-style architecture, however the entrances are designed similar to the Romanesque style of the old courthouse. The portico has Roman arched openings, short (Syrian) columns, polished red granite columns with carved stone capitals and bases. This offers continuity from old to new and creates a building with mixed styles of architecture.
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.