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Paris Texas Plaza Theater

Description: Photograph of the Plaza Theatre in downtown Paris, Texas. This is an Art Deco-style building with strong vertical lines, arches, spiral-cut columns, white stone window ledges, column bases, cornice consoles, and dentil contrasts with the red tile roof, window trim, and trim at the ground level. The buff-colored brick of the walls predominate the building and there is also an urn on a pedestal, centered between the windows. The large Plaza Theater sign appears to be the original although the marquee was added after 1984; a theater organ was installed in 1926, probably soon after the building was built. Many classify this building as Moderne style and the ornamentation as Art Deco.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim

Paris Texas R.F. Scott Building

Description: Photograph of the 1916-1917 R.F. Scott building as built after the 1916 fire. The architect was J.L. Wees, who had built Mr. Scotts home in 1910. Mr. Wees was called from St. Louis to help rebuild Mr. Scotts' buildings after the fire. Mr. Scott owned this block. The building is in a Neo Gothic style appropriate for a business building.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim

Storefront in Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of the 1916 W. O. Latimer building in downtown Paris, Texas. The decorative, bi-colored brick work is ornate, including small pieces of light-colored brick cut and fit into patterns. The upper building has a white stone string course and cap with decorations, and there are five brick pilasters framing four windows. The lower glass front is much newer. The building to the right is the 1916 V. W. Wall building. These buildings were part of the immediate rebuilding after the 1916 fire in Paris.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim

Storefronts in Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of the J. N. House building and the Paris Bakery building, located across the street from the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. These two buildings date from 1916 - 1917 when they were rebuilt after the fire in March of the same year.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim