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Lamar County Courthouse Lawn

Description: Photograph of street signs and veterans' memorials on the courthouse lawn in Paris, Texas.
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

Lamar County Courthouse Photographs

Description: Photograph of two black-and-white photographs on the wall of the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. The top one is the southeast corner of the 1896 Courthouse that burned in the 1916 fire; the bottom one is the present courthouse soon after it was finished. Note the architectural similarities in the mid-sections of the walls, especially on the lower floor and the east entrance.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Shield

Description: Photograph of the upper-west end of the south side of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas showing the details of the stonework along the top of the building. A carved shield and eagle stands out. These are Classic Revival ornaments. A flock of pigeons is roosting along the edge of the roof.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Shield

Description: Photograph of the carved stone shield above the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse, including a portion of the fluted column in the background. The shield resembles a national shield. The carved medallion above the window behind the shield is an excellent example of the "Classic" style in vogue in 1916-1917 when it was built.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Stairs

Description: Photograph of the details of the stairs, hand rails, and third-floor landing of a staircase in the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. A light fixture is visible in the third floor hallway.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Stairs

Description: Photograph of the stairs to the third floor in the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The white marble wainscot along the walls continues up and down the stairs. The floor is small tile, in a color to match the walls above the wainscot. The wood door near the stairs ends at the top of the wainscot, including detailed finish work. A light fixture is also visible above the landing.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Windows

Description: Photograph of typical, upper-window detail of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The building has Classic Revival-style architecture. There is a limestone lintel above each window that has a carved stone insert and a centered, carved stone petal medallion; the window ledge for the window above is set on top of the inset to complete an opening.
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 Paris Texas

Description: Photograph of the southwest corner of Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas.The Culbertson Fountain is in Plaza Square in the center if the photograph.
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

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

Lamar County Paris Texas People National Bank

Description: Photograph of the Peoples National Bank building in down town Paris, Texas. The building does not have a date medallion, however it Classic Revival style indicates it fits into the time soon after 1916 fire re-build.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Veterans' Memorials

Description: Photograph of three veteran memorial markers on the southeast courthouse lawn, in front of the 1910 Lamar County Courthouse annex.
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

[Lamppost in Front of Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of a lamppost in front of the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. A historic marker is visible to the right.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Lamps Hanging From Ceiling]

Description: Photograph of two lamps hanging from the ceiling in a building in Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Law Offices in Paris, Texas]

Description: Photograph of several buildings, housing two law firms and a bakery, in Paris, Texas. A truck is visible to the right.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Looking Out of Windows]

Description: Photograph of windows with wooden frames in a building in Paris, Texas. A building and a tree are visible through the windows.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell