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[Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Paris, Texas]

Description: Postcard with an image of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Paris, Texas. Handwritten on the front of the postcard is, "Feb. 25, 1907. Why doesn't your old mean mud write to me- Aunt Rosa. This is the church my baby was baptized in also the first church she was ever in. My Precious Darling: Why don't you come to see your Auntie don't you know she's just dying to see you. Your loving Aunt Rosa." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, c/o Mrs. E. A. Dill, 206 East 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is postmarked Paris, Texas on Feb 26, 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

First Baptist Church, Paris, Tex.

Description: Color postcard depicting First Baptist Church in Paris, Texas. The church is a large brick building with a tall bell tower. It has a wrought iron fence surrounding it. Written on the front of the card, " Oct. 14, 1907 Auntie's Birthday". Correspondence on the back reads, " Your "Auntie" is the biggest ______ in the state of Texas for I have missed 2 days already sending you a card. I've got a bushel to tell Mud if I ever get time to write. "Auntie" It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 E 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Home Service Memorial Pamphlet]

Description: This pamphlet describes the memorial service held by the First Baptist Church of Paris, TX to honor the soldiers from Lamar County who were killed during World War I. The front cover features text identifying the event to be held as a Home Service Memorial conducted by the American Red Cross "For the sons of Lamar County who have given their lives in service of their country" at the First Baptist Church of Paris, Texas on March 7th, 1919. The inside of the pamphlet contains a program guide to the memorial events, including a list of hymns to be sung and masses read, as well as an honor roll of the fallen soldiers for whom the memorial was conducted. Jett Falls name on the third page under the list of Honor Roll individuals, tenth from the top.
Date: March 7, 1919
Partner: Euless Public Library

First United Methodist Church THC Marker

Description: Photograph of a historical marker for the First United Methodist Church in downtown Paris, Texas, located at Lamar Avenue and 3rd NE Street. The marker was established by the Texas Historical Commission and reads: "First United Methodist Church of Paris ´╗┐The beginning of this congregation can be traced to 1843, when the Rev. James Graham organized the First Methodist Church in the area. It later took the name Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Meanwhile, another congregation, Lamar Avenue Methodist Church, was formed. After the destructive Paris fire of 1916, the two churches decided to form one central downtown congregation, and the merger became official in 1918. The Rev. Robert P. Shuler was appointed first pastor of the new congre-gation, now known as First United Methodist Church of Paris. (1985)"
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 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

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

[Small Dome on Church]

Description: Photograph of a small red dome in front of a large dome on the First United Methodist Church in Paris, Texas. Two of the visible windows are made of stained glass.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Marvin Methodist Church; Church #2

Description: Copy negative of two pictures of churches. The first is of the Marvin Methodist Church building near Ely, Texas with a telephone pole, viewed from front left. The second is of another church in Marvin or Ely Texas with bushes in front and a house in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Marvin Methodist Church; Church #1

Description: Copy negative of two pictures of churches. The first is of the Marvin Methodist Church building near Ely, Texas with a telephone pole, viewed from front left. The second is of another church in Marvin or Ely Texas with bushes in front and a house in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library