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Debris From Recent Fire in Paris

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

[Door in an Office]

Description: Photograph of a wooden door with a pane of glass in a building in Paris, Texas. A table surrounded by four chairs is visible through the glass.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Door Leading Outside]

Description: Photograph of a door leading outside in a building in Paris, Texas. A lamp hangs from the ceiling, and a trash can is placed in front of a railing by the doors.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Downtown Paris, Texas

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

Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of downtown Paris, Texas, including the Grand Twin Theater, the R. F. Scott building, north Plaza Square, and the First National Bank Building in background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[East Courthouse Square]

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

First State Bank Building in Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of the 1917 First Sate Bank entrance on Clarksville Street in downtown Paris, Texas. The bank is one of a few buildings Paris built of limestone ashlar, i.e. large stone block construction material. The steel gate and fence at entrance is unusual on a small scale. The building is symmetrical, crisp, and simply ornamented and it has the bank emblem and date of building at the top. The building is situated on the corner of Clarksville and South Main streets; other buildings on Main Street are visible on the right side of the photograph.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell