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White-Turner House

  • 1307 Main St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
This 1890 Victorian home was built by John White, a local contractor, with heart of pine and cypress. It is embellished with elaborate gingerbread and stained glass windows. There is a gaslight system and a copper cistern in the attic. Nash Turner, a renowned jockey, bought the house for his mother in 1901.
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