Court House in autumn, Paris MO

North from Water Tower

Find Paris, Missouri on the map.

If you have Quicktime installed, you can view a panorama by clicking on the photos below.




Main street, Paris MO



Main Intersection

Locust St. Paris, MO


Locust Street

street sign


Walnut St.

Paris Christian Church


Christian and Methodist Churches at Caldwell Street


Christian Church (Interior)

Monroe County Court House


County Court House

Elk Fork Salt River

Elk Fork


Combs Street bridge




Combs street bridge looking north toward Rubey street.

Paris Public Library

Paris Public Library, Main at Locust



union covered bridge


Union covered bridge SW of Paris, near U.S. 24.









image: 401 Farror, Moberly MO






map, Paris MO
Another way to see the sights of Paris is to click on the map below.













On a typical Saturday night in the summer of 1950, the citizens of a small town in northeast Missouri--population about 2000--strolled Main street until eleven PM. Many stores were open until that time, and there was even a person on the sidewalk selling popcorn. It wasn't unusual. In many small towns in America during the early 1950s stores closed late and groups of people strolled the sidewalks until nearly midnight. Those days are gone, of course, and in many cases, the small towns are gone as well.

Yet, all have a history. The photos and panoramas seen in this photoessay will eventually be a part of a project to document small town life in America during the mid-twentieth century. Stay tuned!

















IThese videos and panoramas are MOV files and are designed to work with Quicktime. Some video players other than Quicktime--such as Wondershare Vid Converter Ultimate--will work with MOV files.



Main at Locust Caldwell at Washington Presbyterian church: Caldwell at Walnut North Main at Monroe Main street looking west Railroad Bridge built 1910 Monroe County Courthouse Fairgrounds grandstand Combs street bridge, looking north toward Rubey Street. Walnut Grove cemetery 102 Center Street Grain elevator Water Tower