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T.A. and Marie Hasler House

  • 1109 Pecan St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
T.A. Hasler arrived in Bastrop in 1861 as a penniless teenager, but was a prominent businessman when he died in 1909. he helped to organize the First National Bank in 1889. After 1926, the Hasler's daughter, Mary Perkins, added extensively to this house. A movie, "Fireflies in the Garden," starring Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds, was filmed here in April 2007.
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