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MONUMENTAL PARIS

Three of Paris' Historic Memorials:
Culbertson Fountain
World War I Memorial
Confederate Monument
and the
Bust of George W. Wright, founder of Paris

Culbertson Fountain

In the Center of the Square

A gift to the city by Paris businessman/ philanthropist J. J. Culbertson, this Italian marble fountain was meant to commemorate the city’s rebirth after the 1916 fire that destroyed most of the city. Designed by St. Louis architect J. L. Wees, it is said that it was inspired by fountains the Culbertson family had seen while in Italy. The fountain took three years to assemble (1924-1927).
Culbertson Fountain, Paris Texas
The Culbertson Fountain
Photo courtesy Lori Martin, 2005
Culbertson Fountain in Paris  Texas
Culbertson Fountain in Paris
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, August 2008

World War I Memorial

231 Lamar Avenue

Honoring the Lamar County men who died in “the war to end all wars,” this unique design is a somber memorial compared to the more common “Doughboy” statues seen around the United States. The extinguished torch symbolic of young lives cut short. Also designed by architect J. L. Wees, who did the beautiful Gothic R. F. Scott building on the square and the Scott Mansion (said to be the only Art Nouveau mansion in the United States). Funding for the memorial was also by J. J. Culbertson.
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WWI Memorial in Paris
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, August 2008
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Confederate Monument

On the Lamar County Courthouse Grounds

Second in size only to the Confederate Monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol, this monument was the first commissioned work of Italian-American sculptor Pompeo Coppini.

The familiar figure of the generic Confederate soldier stands above the busts of four champions of “The Lost Cause.” Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Texas’ own Albert Sidney Johnston.
Paris Texas Confederate Monument
Confederate Monument in Paris
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, August 2008
George W. Wright, Founder of Paris, Texas
Although this article is entitled three historic memorials; we are including the bust of Paris' founder, a modern work of a historical figure.
Wright Bust, Paris Texas
Bust of George W. Wright, founder of Paris
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, August 2008
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