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Category Archives: Downtown Paris

Wade’s Crystal Palace Advertising Card

Crystal Palace.
Paris, Tenn.
To all lovers of the
Fine Arts.
Light beaming from the radiant morn
With lightening swiftness hither borne,
In glowing splendor lingers nigh,
To paint the maidens flashing eye.
Her queenly form, her waving hair,
And soul-lit features serenely fair,
Are pencilled with the purest ray,
That floods the gilded orb of day.
Old age, and youth, and all may come,
Within my Crystal [...]

Third Henry County Courthouse, Circa 1880s or 1890s

This is a photograph of the third Henry County Courthouse building which was completed in 1852, the second courthouse on that site. It was a two-story red brick building with a brass-like dome. Apparently, the fireplace in the court room was famously stained with tobacco juice.
During the civil war, the building witnessed the [...]