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[1896 Rosenfield Building]

Description: Photograph of the 1896 Rosenfield building in the 1000 block of Milam Street in downtown Columbus, Texas. A Texas Historical Commission marker is on the right. The building's lower front blends in with the buildings on both sides. The sign reads, "Little of This-Little of That," and the window display indicates gifts and collectables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

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
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of the R.F.Scott building on near corner, the buildings on the north side of Plaza Square, and the First National Bank building in down town Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of building at 1st NE and Lamar Street in down town Paris,Texas. Currently occupied by "Dixon Photography". Other nice commercial brick buildings in background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Damaged Building in Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of fire damage to a building in the 200 block of the west side of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. In the image, there is a partial front wall still standing, made of brick, plaster, and metal. The fire likely happened near the time of the photograph.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of buildings in down town Paris,Texas, on 1st SE Street, one block east of Plaza Square. This part of town was destroyed by the 1916 Paris fire. The buildings represent the rebuilding and are almost all dated before 1920. Many date 1916 and 1917!
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of a typical red brick building east of North Main Street, on E.Houston Street. Current occupant is "Bois D'Arc Forge". This is the back of building.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas IOOF Building

Description: Photograph of the IOOF Lodge building on the southwest corner of Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. The IOOF Lodge sign hangs on the front corner of the building and the entrance is on the side. It appears necessary repairs have been made to preserve the building. Downtown Paris was rebuilt after the March 21 - 22, 1916 fire. The architecture style is predominantly Classic Revival. Both buildings in this photograph reflect Classic Revival style. After decades of repairs, remodeling, and upgrades downtown Paris is still dominated by the Classic Revival style. The 1917 Lamar County Courthouse and the 1916 First National Bank are in Classic Revival Style. The original name of the building is unknown; the date medallion shows two dates, 1851 - 1916, The Wildey IOOF Lodge entrance on First Street SW has a date of 1921 above it. There is a IOOF sign on the upper front corner.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1886 Stafford Bank Building

Description: Photograph of the 1886 Stafford Bank building in downtown Columbus, Texas. This was also the location of the 1886 Stafford Opera House. The Stafford Bank name is displayed under the upper pediment on the front of the building.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Insurance Building in Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of a blue building in the 200 block of South Main Street. On the north wall, there are large painted signs advertising "Sky Chief gasoline" and "Harold Hodges Insurance." The front door of the building is visible on the right side of the photograph with the same insurance company name written above the entrance. The building has been stuccoed,painted, and c.1950' front added. The color of the original red brick is visible behind the "Sky Chief" gasoline sign.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris, Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of buildings at the southwest corner of Plaza Square in Paris, Texas. The IOOF building is the large red brick building in the background; several highway signs are visible on the street just outside.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of the north east corner of the IOOF building in downtown Paris, Texas.Note the IOOF sign hanging from the corner of the building at the third story level.There is a Coca Cola sign just below it.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of downtown Paris, Texas, including the Grand Twin Theater, the R. F. Scott building, north Plaza Square, and the First National Bank Building in background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
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