We continue our walk along historic Main Street in Bastrop, Texas.
We begin with a glimpse of some buildings just off Main on Chestnut Street. The Bastrop Abstract Company Building, although its sign says "Established in 1883", is not identified on the Historic Downtown brochure.
The sign on the side of the building notes an interesting identity in the building's life: "Gin-U-Wine Oyster Bar."
Next door to the former Oyster Bar is the Hasler Brothers Steakhouse with its equally handsome brick exterior.
Citizens State Bank occupied this example of American Beaux Art/Neoclassical Revival Style building until 1974.
The chalkboard in front of what is now Cripple Creek and Company reads:
Act as if
what you do
makes a difference.
The two buildings (the pink one and the beige Bridges Building) occupy the Knittle buildings which were named after the shoemaker and his two sons who owned them.
Originally a meat market, the building housed the Post Office beginning in 1906.
We stopped at the Bastrop Visitor Center. The building was first a firehouse, then a jail, the town's city hall, and now the town's museum.
Originally housed Kesselus' tailor shop; most recently a Cajun restaurant Le Roux (closed).
This building is the site of the longest running business with the same usage--a barber shop.
The building is a restoration award-winner.
Now home to several art galleries and shops.