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[Photograph of Denton in 1880]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of the city of Denton, Texas in 1880. A dry goods store is visible to the left, and there are other buildings visible beyond it.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Framed Photograph of Denton]

Description: Photograph of the east side of the square in Denton, Texas, taken in 1880. A line of stores is visible in the foreground, and there are other buildings in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Sign for The Back Street Drive-In]

Description: Photograph of a sign, reading "The Back Street Drive-In. Chisum Trail Blues", to the right of a street in Paris, Texas. Cars and buildings are visible in the background, and there are traffic cones on the street.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas First National Bank Building

Description: Photograph of First National Bank building in down town Paris,Texas, upper corner detail.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel

Description: Photograph of the entrance porch of the 1916 Gibraltar Hotel entrance porch, on the east side of South Main at Austin Street.
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

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of buildings on the west side of the Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. The large center building has a name medallion center top; "Perkins Building".
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of buildings on the west side of Fountain Square in down town Paris,Texas.The white building has been tastefully redone; with a coat of stucco.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of downtown Paris, Texas, showing three different bricks. All buildings in area were rebuilt quickly after a 1916 fire.The wood work on the front entrance is excellent,unknown if it is a restoration.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of an unidentified 1916 building on Plaza Square in down town Paris,Texas.Current occupant is "Paris Framing & Design".
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel

Description: Photograph of the Gibraltar Hotel on the south east corner of South Main and East Austin Streets.The photo is looking through the entrance porch,facing South Main Street,with the street sign in the background.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel

Description: Photograph of the post 1916 fire Gibraltar Hotel in downtown Paris, Texas, This is a view of the southwest corner, South Main at Austin.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Main Street

Description: Photograph of South Main Street, passing Fountain Square, with the Lamar County Couthouse on North Main Street in the left background. Photos of Fire Damage in the 200 block of South Main were taken center left. Note street and highway signs.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of the west side of Plaza Square,looking north from 100 1st SW Street in down town Paris,Texas.The First National Bank building is in the left background and the Plaza Theater on the right background on the north side of Plaza Square.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of buildings around the west side of Plaza Square in down town Paris,Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of building features in downtown Paris, Texas. Brick, wood work, and "carriage light" fixture.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Gibraltar Hotel

Description: Photograph of the upper north west corner of the Gibraltar Hotel, South Main at Austin, in downtown Paris Texas. This building appears to be a style variant of Classic Revival.The building has white columns, consoles, string courses, lentils, and cornice work with added white stone ornamentation, however there are few stone carvings in the photo. The red brick is nicely done with very little pattern work.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas IOOF Building

Description: Photograph of the rebuilt IOOF Building,1stSW Street and Grand Avenue on the southwest corner of Fountain Square in downtown Paris,Texas. This building was "gutted" by the 1916 fire. This building has dual dates in the date medallion on the east side, First SW Street, indicating a history back to 1851. The IOOF Lodge entrance is at ground level and bears a date of 1921, after the 1916 fire. The building IOOF building due to the non-operative IOOF sign above the front corner. As is today the building reflects typical Classic Revival style of commercial buildings of the period.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Moore Law Firm

Description: Photograph of the back of the Moore Law Firm office and parking lot. The office faces North Main Street and the Lamar County Courthouse.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of the south side building,facing east,on the west side of Plaza Square.The building is next to "Spangler's".It has been tastefully redone. The view is west on Grand Ave from the First Street SW intersection.
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

Paris Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of buildings in downtown Paris, Texas. R.F. Scott building on the far corner.The two buildings on the east side of the Plaza Square have "Main Street Project" banners hung on their fronts.An unidentified 1916 building is on the right.Note the street lights.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris, Texas Plaza Square

Description: Photograph of one corner of Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. The street signs on the corner read "1st SW" and "Bonham." Some storefronts around the square are visible as well as part of the memorial fountain on the plaza proper. The Peoples National Bank building is in the background, center.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Price Building

Description: Photograph of the 1916 Price building in downtown Paris in the 100 block of Clarksville Road, Texas. Building has a 1916 date medallion.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell