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Sarah Jane Orgain House

  • 602 Cedar St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
For 57 years, it was the home Mrs. Sarah Jane Orgain, an outstanding leader in educational and cultural affairs of early Bastrop and her husband, Edward. Sarah Jane is perhaps best known for organizing a private school known as the Colorado Institute. In this home, a foyer with a grand staircase divides the front two rooms. Its kitchen was once a separate building. Sarah Jane died in 1924.
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