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octagon house

octagon house
An eight-sided house, usually two to four stories high, built primarily in the last half of the 19th century, although the octagon plan was employed in some classical buildings. Often characterized by: a large porch; exterior walls usually of wood or concrete; a low-pitched roof, often topped with an eight-sided cupola; occasionally a raised basement.
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With superbly written articles and stunning pictures, the Barbour County Tourism Resource Guide showcases such tourism amenities as the Whiskey Bottle Tombstone and Octagon House in Clayton, the impressive and well preserved antebellum homes in Eufaula, Mother Nature's perpetual water display in Blue Springs, hunting, fishing and recreation at Lakepoint Resort and many other tourism gems.
Local industrialist George Heywood, one of the owners of the Heywood Wakefield furniture company, wanted to build a mansion on the site of the Octagon House, so he had it moved to its present location at 74 Green St.
Heywood built his mansion, which has since been torn down, but the Octagon House remains a reminder of a limited time when the octagon style was popular in America.
which saved the stunning Octagon House, a 148-year-old residence topped with an octagonal observatory, from almost certain demolition.
SAN FRANCISCO Tour history One of the few remaining octagonal houses in the West, Octagon House was built by a miller in 1861.
Currently housed in the Neenah Historical Society's Octagon House, the Hall of' Fame plans to move its offices and museum to the World Paper Center in the old Atlas Mill, a 93,000-square-foot facility in Appleton, WI donated by Kimberly-Clark, after enough funds are raised to complete building renovations.
in the Pacific Heights area, built by a grocery merchant in 1886, and Octagon House at 2645 Gough St.
Along the way, visitors will learn a little about an octagon house, a Gothic church, an old silver factory, the Richardson Romanesque Museum and an early fire station.
The one-day scenic excursion -- open to auto enthusiasts with vehicles of any make built before 1956 -- begins and ends at the Museum in Auburn Hills and features stops at Westview Orchards & Cider Mill in Romeo, Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township and the Octagon House in Washington.
An octagon house built in 1857 is a delightful oddity along the tour's path.
47 million for the downtown streetscape in Pittsfield and $269,500 for the renovation of the Berkshire Music Hall and Octagon House in Pittsfield.
Completed in 2006, The Octagon houses 500 luxury rental apartments.