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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

First State Bank Building Paris Texas

Description: Photograph of the 1917 "First State Bank" building in downtown Paris, Texas, located on the corner of Clarksville Street and South Main on the Plaza Square. This is one of few commercial buildings rebuilt after the March 21-22, 1916 fire constructed using large limestone ashlars. The bank's carved stone medallion and date of construction, 1917, are at the top center of the building.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

First United Methodist Church Exterior

Description: Photograph of the center, south side of the 1920s First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. The church is built in the Classic Revival style with a dome, stilted arch, and lintel windows as well as pediments and columns at the entrances.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

First United Methodist Church Historical Photograph

Description: Photograph of a 1929 black & white framed print provided by a "staff" member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Paris, Texas. The photograph shows the frame for the church dome under construction and church members gathered on the lawn. The dome would raise and lower for ventilation when it was finished. Today it is anchored down.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

First United Methodist Church in Paris

Description: Photograph of the west entrance to the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. The lower three floors exhibit "Revival" style and the dome and turrets have red tile roofs with Byzantine Christian metal trim features.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell