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octagon

(less commonly), octangle
a polygon having eight sides

octagon

[′äk·tə‚gän]
(mathematics)
A polygon with eight sides.
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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 octagon house is considered the first true example of American architectural design.
The octagon house style, which was designed by amateur architect Orson Squire Fowler, provided America's first contribution to home design.
Yet it was Fowler's 1848 book, "The Octagon House: A Home for All, or A New, Cheap, Convenient and Superior Mode of Building," which led to construction of these homes.
Fowler argued that the octagon house was less expensive to build, allowed for as much as 20 percent additional living space when compared to a similar perimeter of a square house, received more natural light, was easier to heat through a forced hot-air system anchored in the basement and was cooler in the summer.
In the end, the octagon style lost out to its four-sided competitors in popularity, but the few homes remaining like the one on Green Street are reminders of a unique, genuine American style of architecture.
Additional information on Octagon may be found on the company's Web site at www.
The name Micro PC is a trademark for a product line offered by Octagon Systems Corporation.