We Stop for Octagon Houses and Barns!

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.

The Milton House

Milton House

 

Watertown Octagon House

Octagon House

 

 

An Octagon barn near Hillsboro, a common sight there.

Octagon Barn near Hillsboro

 

Another barn was seen on a trip out to Argyle.

Octagon Barn Near 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.

Larson House Master Octagon Bedroom windows

 

Octagon Room Larson House

Lastly, we even saw the Langworthy Octagon House during our trip to Dubuque, IA

Langworthy Octagon House

 

There are many more to see in and around Wisconsin and our neighboring states. We’ll add them here as we see them!

 

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