Located to the north of the court square, the North Poplar Historic District retains excellent examples of late 19th and early 20th-century residences in a wide variety of architectural styles. Within the district are 60 primary buildings of which all but three are contributing to the character of the district. Styles in the district are predominately variations of the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Bungalow styles. Also represented are Folk Victorian and vernacular designs such a T-plan and pyramidal roof forms.
The Paris-Henry County Heritage Center is located in the imposing Cavitt Place, a magnificent Italianate Renaissance mansion. The museum hosts local exhibits and programs of local and regional interest.