Photograph of the back of an apartment building that faces South Main, at Austin Avenue. The building faces South Main Street, photo taken from Austin Avenue. Note the re-enforced concrete section in the center, including the stairs. The foundation, re-enforced concrete structure, and brick walls survived the 1916 fire.
Photograph of storefronts along a street in Paris, Texas. The building in the center of the image is made of brick and has decorative patterns worked in different colors of bricks; the windows of the building have a "UC" logo on them. To the left, a white and green paneled building has a sign labeling it "Genesis Health Facility." To the right, there is a shorter brick building with a red awning, labeled "V. W. Wall," and another tall brick building with square windows. Parked cars are visible on the street.
Photograph of a circular concrete block painted with the Coca-Cola logo and the words "Bottling Company of Paris 100th Anniversary 1906-2006". A bush and part of a brick building are visible in the background.
Photograph of buildings around the southeast corner of Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. Various storefronts are visible along the street, including the 1917 First State Bank Building on the left. Almost all of the buildings in historic downtown Paris are of the Classic Revival style, since they were rebuilt after the 1916 fire.
Photograph of the south east corner of the Cornerstone building, at Lamar Avenue and 2nd NE Street in Paris, Texas. On top of the wall, above the cornice, is a white colored replacement for the original ornamentation. The gray cornice is supported by ornamental consoles and there are gray medallions on the buff colored brick below the cornice. These features appear to be molded, not carved. The windows have white masonry ledges and bricked over steel lintels. The "Cornerstone" sign is noteworthy.
Photograph of fire damage to a building in the 200 block of the west side of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. In the image, there is a partial front wall still standing, made of brick, plaster, and metal. The fire likely happened near the time of the photograph.
Photograph of stacks of bricks, metal, and wood from the clean-up after a fire in downtown Paris, Texas. This building is on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street. This damage is probably not related to the 1916 fire.
Photograph of buildings north of Plaza Square in Paris, Texas. The Paris Bakery sign is across the street from the 1917 Courthouse. Most of Paris, Texas was destroyed by fire March 21 and 22 in 1916 so all the downtown buildings were rebuilt afterwards. There is a marker commemorating the fire in Fountain Square.
Photograph of European Antiques sign and a street light on Clarksville Road. Passed the street sign the street changes to Grand Avenue and is the east side of Fountain Plaza. The buildings in the photograph exhibit the Classic Revival style of commercial brick building around 1916 to 1917 when downtown was rebuilt after the city fire.