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Julius Thielman Building

  • 717 Chestnut St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
At 717 Chestnut is the Julius Thielman building, built in 1892. Inside is a staircase instructing ladies not to proceed, as during World War 2, soldiers would often rent a cot to "sleep it off" before returning to base at Camp Swift.
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