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Category Archives: Downtown Paris

Wade’s Crystal Palace Advertising Card

Wade’s
Crystal Palace.
Paris, Tenn.
To all lovers of the
Fine Arts.
–:O:–
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 [...]