Visit Bastrop's Going the Extra Mile (GEM) program gives YOU the opportunity to recognize employees in our community for exemplary service and dedicated performance to their role in hospitality. One of the most important components of the visitor experience is the quality of the interface between the visitor and the tourism worker, and their experience with tourism service providers. This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of employees in the hospitality community! Vote now through April 14!

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The Knittle Buildings

  • 918 Main St & 920 Main St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
Built together in 1895, the buildings at 918 and 920 Main St were called the Knittle Buildings after the local shoemaker and his two sons who owned them. The buildings became brick between 1906 and 1812, and served as a shoe store for many years thereafter.
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