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[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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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