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[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

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

First State Bank Building Paris Texas

Description: Photograph of "FSB",the First State Bank Building" in down town Paris,Texas.Note the canopy hangers and chains and stone carvings.Also the street light.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

First United Methodist Church Column

Description: Photograph of a typical column capitol on the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. The church was built in the early 1920's in a Classic Revival style.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

First United Methodist Church Dome Roof

Description: Photograph of the red tile roof on the hexagonal dome and upper detail of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. When the dome was built, it could be raised and lowered for ventilation.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

First United Methodist Church Exterior

Description: Photograph of the stained glass windows on the east wall of the sanctuary in the First United Methodist Church using available light.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

First United Methodist Church in Paris

Description: Photograph of the southwest corner of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas. The dome decorations reflect Byzantine Christian style.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell