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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

1916 First National Bank Building

Description: Photograph of 1916 First National Bank building on the Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. This building has a Texas Historical Commission historical marker outlining its history on the center column. The building is in the Classic Revival style and the upper part is ornamented with a white stone top cap that is supported by white stone carved consoles (brackets). The top floor is set back and has an ornamental white stone string course around the top of the next floor down, the top floor of the main part of he building. The windows are grouped in twos, threes, and fours, separated by red brick pilasters. Between the pilasters, the windows have a white stone string course forming the window ledges, and the tops of the windows have lentils for brick support. The ground floor has been modified to accommodate the Capital One Bank. The ground floor walls and foundation was built of steel reenforce concrete.
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

[Carving Detail]

Description: Photograph of a detail of a carving on top of a building in Paris, Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Exterior of A-1 Office Supply]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the A-1 Office Supply in Paris, Texas. A theatre is visible to the right
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Grand Twin Theater Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of the 1927 Grand Twin Theater and 1916-1917 R. F. Scott buildings in downtown Paris, Texas. The sign is noteworthy. Note the tower on the corner of the 1916-1917 R. F. Scott building.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

J. J. Culbertson Fountain in Paris Texas

Description: Photograph of 1927 J. J. Culberson Memorial Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas. The inscription at the base of the fountain says, "Gift of J. J. Culbertson, 1927."
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Cornerstone

Description: Photograph of 1917 architect and builders engraved face of the cornerstone in down town Paris,Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Courthouse Interior

Description: Photograph of the mail boxes inside the west entrance of the Lamar County Courthouse in downtown Paris, Texas. The marble wainscot and marble floors are consistent with the architecture in most of the building.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Paris Texas

Description: Photograph of the southwest corner of Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas.The Culbertson Fountain is in Plaza Square in the center if the photograph.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Lamar County Paris Texas Union Station Depot

Description: Photograph of detail of dormer window and bracketed overhang on the Union Station Depot west of down town in Paris,Texas.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Paris Texas Coca Cola Bottling Building

Description: Photograph of lawn decoration celebrating 100th anniversary, in 2006, of Coca Cola in Paris,Texas.
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 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