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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 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

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 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 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

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

[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

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
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Recent Fire in Downtown Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of fire damage to a building on the west side of the 200 block of South Main Street, in downtown Paris, Texas. In the foreground, there is a stack of bricks salvaged from the fire that were cleaned and piled.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
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
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

R. M. Clemment Building in Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of the 1916 R. M. Clemment building on Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. The building is on the northeast corner of Plaza Square, one block south of the courthouse. The current occupant is "Rosie's Antiques".
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Theater Canopy in Downtown Paris

Description: Photograph of window detail and canopy hangers on the Plaza Theatre building on Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. There is a spiral column between the windows and white stone medallions ornamenting the canopy hangers.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of an apartment building in down town Paris,Texas.The back,south west,corner of the building facing east on South Main Street at Austin Streets is in the center of the photo.The building in the background is the post 1916 fire Gibraltar Hotel and shows the front,south east,corner of the building facing east on South Main Street at Austin Street.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of the back of an an apartment building facing South Main at Austin Avenue. Note the re-enforced concrete used for the stairs, porches, and a corner. This buildings foundation, frame, and brick walls survived the 1916 fire.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of the upper south east corner of the building on Lamar Avenue & 1st NE Street.Detailed red brick work with a carved white stone insert.The current occupant is "Dixon Photography".
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell