A gift of J. J. Culbertson to culminate the rebuilding of Paris, after the fire of 1916. Begun as a dream in 1924 and completed in 1927, the Culbertson Fountain reigns not only as the unique focal point for Paris and Lamar County but as the “prettiest plaza in the state of Texas.” (Texas Monthly)
Babcock Monument (Jesus in Cowboy Boots)
Evergreen cemetery is 100 acre, with 40,000 souls. The oldest dating back to 1861. The “Jesus with cowboy boots”, is a 12 ft. monument. It is said that the sculptor did not know how to sculpt sandals, so he went with boots instead.
The Plaza Theatre
Officially opened on the evening of July 30, 1926, when the city of Paris celebrated the gala opening of the “newly built and completely modern Plaza Theatre.”
This Eiffel Tower stands 65 feet tall. It has a red cowboy hat that sits atop it. The hat is 3.5 feet tall with a 10 – foot diameter. That’s Texan-tall in anybody’s book! Lighting was added to the tower in 2012.