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Lamar County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of upper detail of the south east corner of the 1917 Lamar County courthouse, one block north of "Plaza Square", in down town Paris, Texas. Stonework around the top of the building includes carved eagles on frieze, a cornice band, and carved "shields" on the cap; these are noteworthy features of the Classic architecture style.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Shield

Description: Photograph of the upper-west end of the south side of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas showing the details of the stonework along the top of the building. A carved shield and eagle stands out. These are Classic Revival ornaments. A flock of pigeons is roosting along the edge of the roof.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Front of the Lamar County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the upper-west end and face of the south side of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The courthouse is predominately in the "Classic Revival" style, however the first floor entrances are very similar to the previous courthouse, in the "Romanesque" style. Many of the early craftsmen and architects were not native Texans and the courthouse styles reflect that diversity.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Exterior

Description: Photograph of the upper-south entrance of the Classic Revival-style, 1917 Lamar County courthouse. The upper details of the stonework include carved eagles, carved shields, fluted columns, and medallions, set off by quarry-faced limestone walls and pilasters. The words "Lamar County Court House" are written across the front of the building hear the roof and there are light fixtures above the shield over the door.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Shield

Description: Photograph of the carved stone shield above the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse, including a portion of the fluted column in the background. The shield resembles a national shield. The carved medallion above the window behind the shield is an excellent example of the "Classic" style in vogue in 1916-1917 when it was built.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Entrance

Description: Photograph of the Romanesque-style entrance arches on the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. In the background are fluted columns and a window in the Classic Revival-style on the upper part of the building. This courthouse has mixed architectural styles, which is common in Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Ornamentation

Description: Photograph of upper detail on the Lamar County courthouse in Paris, Texas, showing the upper-east end on the south side of the building. The ornamentation includes carved eagles on the frieze, a cornice, and a carved "shield" on the cap. Carved stone and large, stand-out relief including carved eagles, shields, and medallions are characteristics of Classic Revival-style architecture.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of architectural details above the south entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris, Texas. This Classic-style courthouse also has short, polished, pink granite entrance columns, referred to as "Syrian Columns", in the earlier Romanesque style.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell