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Crocheron-McDowall House

  • 1402 Wilson St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
The two-story Greek Revival style house was built of cedar in 1857 for Bastrop area merchant Henry Crocheron and his wife, Mary Anne. Henry was one of the founders of the Bastrop Steam Mill. For many years the house served as the social and intellectual center in Bastrop. Five fireplaces add to its splendor.
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