Octagon style

Octagon style

(1850–1870)
An architectural style characterized by an eight-sided shape, two or three stories in height, an encircling veranda, a cupola or belvedere, and minimum exterior detailing.
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He needed to get to Keith's level, 'cause Keith had that Octagon style, which everybody loved.
The octagon style had a relatively short period in which it was popular, and even then it is estimated that only about 2,000 of this style of homes were built in the United States and Canada, and that about 500 of these homes remain.
The book, coupled with Fowler's efforts to promote the Octagon style of architecture, led to a vogue for octagonal houses in the mid-nineteenth century.