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Hidden : 11/17/2002
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Octagonal buildings used as houses are a uniquely American form, not growing out of any other country's traditions. Among the earliest advocates of this architectual style was Thomas Jefferson; George Washington's Mount Vernon estate is said to be graced with an octagonal schoolhouse.

The leading promoter of eight-sided structures in North America was Orson Fowler, a phrenologist and lecturer who popularized the octagon house with his widely publicized book, "The Octagon House: A Home for All." Thousands were built, a few hundred remain. The were never wildly popular, but appealed to the iconclast and individualist.

Not all octagon buildings were houses, some served other purposes. I've started this reverse virtual with a Veterans' Hall built in tiny Crockett, CA to honor the men from that community who died fighting The War to End All Wars - World War I.

As many finds show, though, not all octagon buildings are in North America. The overseas buildings range from watertowers to restaurants, without many houses.

Your task is to find and photograph an octagon house or building - one with doors and windows, NOT a bandstand or gazebo or other shade structure.

Note the longitude and latitude and give us the standard locationless GPS shot. (This one is at N38 03.167 W122 12.594.) Any other history you can find would be great, too.

No Internet photos or vacation pictures. Pictures must be current. One logged find per user or building.

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