Downtown Bastrop - New Economic Development office for Morehouse Parish

Historic Bastrop Building to Get New Life as Economic Resource Center

State Representative Adrian Fisher has secured funding for a transformative project that will breathe new life into a historic Bastrop landmark. The iconic building at 119 East Mansion, a proud symbol of our heritage, will be revitalized and reimagined as a vibrant Economic Resource Center.

This ambitious project, set to launch this year, will provide a convenient, accessible hub for existing businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs, and workforce development programs. Its strategic location near government offices and The Bastrop Visitor Center positions it perfectly to foster economic growth and collaboration.

The Morehouse Economic Development Corporation, under the leadership of CEO Kay King, will oversee the project, ensuring that the building is restored to its former glory while also incorporating modern, handicapped-accessible amenities.

“We’re committed to revitalizing the historic district and Main Street,” said King. “This project is not just about preserving our past; it’s about creating a vibrant future for Bastrop.”

The building itself has a fascinating history, dating back to 1880 when it was constructed by Henry Schneider as a bakery. Records suggest that the bricks were likely made in Morehouse Parish, a testament to the craftsmanship and ingenuity of our local ancestors.

“This project is a win-win for everyone,” said Representative Fisher. “It’s an investment in our history, our community, and our economic future.”