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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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Dome on a Building]

Description: Photograph of a red dome on top of a building with three floors of stained glass windows.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Downtown Paris Building]

Description: Photograph of an air-conditioning compressor sitting on a canopy one block east of Fountain Plaza. I have not seen this before. This canopy must be strong.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Downtown Street Signs in Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of brick buildings at East Houston & North Main Streets in downtown Paris, Texas. The street names are visible on green signs in the center of the image.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Entrance to Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of the front entrance to the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas. Four columns and two lamps are visible above the front entrance.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[European Antiques Store]

Description: Photograph of the European Antique store in Paris, Texas. Other stores are visible on both sides of the antique store.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Evidence of Recent Fire in Downtown Paris

Description: Photograph of fire damage, visible on brick walls, on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Exterior of A-1 Office Supply]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the A-1 Office Supply in Paris, Texas. A theatre is visible to the right
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Exterior of a Church]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a church with a red dome in Paris, Texas. Cars are parked in front of the building.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Exterior of R. F. Scott Building]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the R. F. Scott Building, housing the A-1 Office Supply store in Paris, Texas. The Grand Theater and several cars are visible in the background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Exterior of R. F. Scott Building]

Description: Photograph of the west side of the 1916-1917 Gothic-style R. F. Scott building in Paris, Texas. The stonework includes very intricate ornamentation. A street is visible to the left.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Fire Damage]

Description: Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Fire Damage in Paris, Texas]

Description: Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Note standing steel frame, smoke damage, and salvaged brick stacks.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Fire Damage in Paris, Texas]

Description: Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Note the steel frame still standing.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[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 National Bank Building]

Description: Photograph of the southeast corner of the Paris, Texas, First National Bank building. Two cars wait at a stop light to the right.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[First National Bank Building]

Description: Photograph of the east side of the First National Bank building. The building is in a Classic Revival style. There is an operating Capital One bank currently on the ground floor.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell