December 10, 2014

Holiday Homes Tour - 2014

Established circa 1832 by Stephen F. Austin and the Baron de Bastrop (born Philip Hendrik Nering Bogel), Bastrop, TX is considered the "Most Historic Small Town in Texas" with 131 locations listed with the National Register of Historic Places. As a history buff who adores beautiful old houses, I get excited every year when several of these historic landmarks open their doors during the Bastrop County Historical Society's Holiday Homes Tour.

H.P. Luckett House, photo by Dick Smith

For more than 40 years, the Holiday Homes Tour has allowed us to step across the threshold into some of Bastrop's most historic and remarkable structures, catching a glimpse at Bastrop's storied past. This year, the tour will include six historic sites:
  1. Crocheron-McDowall House, 1506 Wilson Street, circa 1857
  2. Jones-Powell House, 1406 Wilson Street, circa 1850
  3. Charlie Amos Guesthouse, 1206 Church Street, circa 1988
  4. George W. Davis House, 1010 Chestnut Street, circa 1907
  5. T.A. Hasler House, 1109 Pecan Street, circa 1910
  6. Ascension Catholic Church, 802 Pine Street, circa 1983

Crocheron-McDowall House

T.A. Hasler House

The tour will take place on Saturday, Dec. 13th from 12-5pm. Tickets cost $15 per adult, and children under age 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum & Visitor's Center of the Bastrop County Historical Society, located at 904 Main Street in downtown Bastrop, Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm or Sunday 1-4pm. On the day of the tour, tickets may also be purchased at each of the tour sites.

If you're a history buff like me or just enjoy peeking inside gorgeous old houses, come on out to "historically hip" Bastrop for the 2014 Holiday Homes Tour! For more information about the Tour, click here.

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