If there is any building structure we have found interesting and unique in our travels the octagon design has topped our interest list. It was a popular design in the 1800’s and some of these buildings have become tourist attractions. here are the ones we have seen in our travels.
An Octagon barn near Hillsboro, a common sight there.
Another barn was seen on a trip out to Argyle.
Sometimes the octagon shape was only visible from the inside and just a portion outside. The Larson House in McFarland is an example. It had a room in that shape, three sides visible from the outside. It was the upstairs Master bedroom.
Lastly, we even saw the Langworthy Octagon House during our trip to Dubuque, IA
There are many more to see in and around Wisconsin and our neighboring states. We’ll add them here as we see them!