Tom Moore: Paris, KY Photographic Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Tom Moore: Paris, KY Photographic Collection,
Creator
Moore, Tom
Extent
.25 cu. ft. (1 box): 22 images
Subjects
Bourbon County (Ky.)--History
Paris (Ky.)--History
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Scott Tomberlin, Lindy Melvin; machine-readable finding aid created by:Scott Tomberlin; Lindy Melvin
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Paris, Kentucky, 17 miles from Lexington, is located in historic Bourbon County. Long famous for the production of thoroughbred horses and Bourbon whisky (which was named after the county) ceased production of the famous Kentucky liquor following the advent of Prohibition and never resumed after its repeal. However, the county is still home to over 90 horse farms. The courthouse depicted in one of the photos, built in 1908, is the fourth County courthouse built on the same site and renowned as one of the most beautiful in the state. All three of its predecessors were destroyed by fire. The dome features murals of the four seasons in farming in Bourbon County. The county's abundant supply of salt and quality water, coupled with an abundance of fertile farmland, has attracted inhabitants for untold centuries.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of 22 silver gelatin print photographs of downtown Paris, Kentucky, including the Opera House, Carnegie Library, and other points of local interest. The photographs were taken approximately 1909 by local photographer Tom Moore and hand-assembled by Moore into an album. These snapshots offer a rare glimpse into the history of a small Kentucky city in the early 1900's.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment

Contents of the Collection

"Court House"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Court House Square"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Elks' Building"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Episcopal Church and Engine House"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Court Day Crowd"; handwitten on front of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Carnegie Library"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"14th and Main Sts"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Christian Church"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Confederate Monument"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Fire Department"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Paris Milling Co."; handwritten on front of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Bourbon Female College"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Opera House"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting." , 1909

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"*8th and Bourbon Sts Looking North"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"L & N Railroad Bridge"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Methodist Church"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"5th and Main Sts."; handwritten on front of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"L & N Passenger Depot"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Post Office"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Interurban Car"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"Main St"; handwritten on front of photographic mounting. , 1909

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"High Street"; handwritten on back of photographic mounting. , 1909

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