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The octagon fad.

Carl Frederick Schmidt

The octagon fad.

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Published in [Scottsville, N.Y.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Buildings, Octagonal.,
    • Architecture -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 144.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNA4160 .S3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination207 p.
      Number of Pages207
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6261804M
      LC Control Number58046956
      OCLC/WorldCa255842

      The octagonal fad that was popular throughout Europe and the United States during the s was launched by Orson S. Fowler's book, "A Home For All; Or, The Gravel Wall and Octagon Mode of Building," which was first published in and had eight subsequent editions. Fowler's writings praised the utility and cheapness of the octagon form which. Riverwest Octagon House Cuts Corners. Photo by Michael Horne. In Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist from New York state, published a book entitled “A House for All, or a .


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The Octagon Fad book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Carl F. Schmidt of Scottsville, NY, has joined the technical knowledge of 5/5. This is a list of octagon style became popular in the United States and Canada following the publication of Orson Squire Fowler's book The Octagon House, A Home for the United States, 68 surviving octagon houses are included on the U.S.

National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The earliest and most notable octagon house in the Americas was. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

The octagon fad Hardcover – January 1, by Carl Frederick Schmidt (Author) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover $ 5 Author: Carl Frederick Schmidt.

When Orson Fowler wrote his book A Home For All inpeople across the country became fascinated and embraced the fad of building their own Octagon House. Today over a dozen octagon houses are museums, open to the public, and many private homes are well preserved.

Unfortunately the majority of remaining octagon houses have been subject to. Octagon Form. to By Peter Barr. The mid-nineteenth century saw a two-decade long fascination with octagonal homes, which resulted from the publication of A Home for All in by one of the century’s most eccentric and original thinkers: Orson Squire Fowler ().

Fowler was a popular and persuasive writer and speaker, able to blend the era’s most. The architectural fad swept through the U.S. and Canada, spurred by the book by Orson Fowler, The Octagon House: A Home for All, which touted the.

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Discover T.M. Younglove Octagon House in Hammondsport, New York: In the midth century, an eight-sided house was the latest fad. The Site. The octagon house is situated on a promontory about 25 feet above and 75 feet westerly from a natural ford on Canadaway Creek. The promontory is located at the junction of the upper and lower portage trails that ran along the westerly side of the creek during Native American s: 99 Chestnut Street, Fredonia, New York.

Octagonal houses were first popularized by an book titled A Home For All. The book went through at least nine different editions before the fad had run its course.

Written and self-published by an amateur New York architect named Orson S. Fowler, 12 the book advocated the building of multi-story eight-sided homes with windows in all sides. Octagon houses, now found all across the country, were a fad in s America, promoted by New York phrenologist Orson Squire Fowler, who believed such houses were cheaper to build, easier to heat.

While researching life in the 19th century, I became fascinated with the quirky octagon fad that was popular in the midth century.

A circle is the most efficient shape but challenging to build. An octagon is a shape within a circle. It contains eight. The arrangement, he believed, created more space and provided more light. His book, "The Octagon House: A Home For All," was a best-seller of his day, and more than a thousand of the homes were built across the country.

Today they're rare. A list compiled by an architectural historian in found only 13 octagon homes in Connecticut. OCLC Number: Notes: Supplements C.

Schmidt's The octagon fad. Description: iii, pages: illustrations, plans ; 23 cm: Responsibility: by Carl F. Schmidt. The octagon fad of the 's reached Oxford earlier with the construction of a octagon house on Mechanic Street.

"Mr. Lindsley used grout to build the walls and pitched the roof toward the center of the house to catch the rainwater and drain it through to a cistern in the basement. - I love Octagon Houses and these are pictures of some of my favorites. One day I hope to build my own Octagon House And someday I will!!!!!.

See more ideas about Octagon house, House and Round building pins. The house’s unusual shape likely reflected an s fad detailed in the book The Octagon House — A Home for All.

The author, phrenologist Orson Fowler, studied the correlation between the shape of the skull and a person’s mental capacity. Victorian reformer, social critic, and phrenologist Orson Squire Fowler extolled the virtues of octagon houses in his book “A Home for All,” according to.

Its strict geometric plan was a grand, city-scale expression of a midth century fad for octagon houses. If you begin looking into the history of vegetarianism, you'll find that Kansas pops.

- The exterior design was inspired by octagonal architecture, a quirky architectural fad that had a heyday from s and was popularized in Orson Fowler's how-to book, A Home for All. Octagonal houses were built in many Victorian styles-this one combines several including Greek Revival lentils over the windows, Roman Doric columns, Italianate corbels.

The octagon design that Petty's builders used is described in Orson S. Fowler's A Home for All, or the Gravel Wall and Octagon Mode of Building.

Fowler was a staunch advocate of the octagon house, and his book was a catalyst for an octagon architectural fad in the United States. This design fad can be traced to the influence of Orson Squire Fowler, an amateur architect, and his influential book The Octagon House: A Home for All, or A New, Cheap, Convenient, and Superior Mode of Building, printed in The pros of the octagon home, as pointed out by Fowler, were that they allowed more room, more natural light, and.

The Octagonal Mystery. Posted by Scott on Janu linked to the house and the bay with a brick wall. There is a low saucer dome on the octagon with a low curb around it.

I was reminded of the Pantheon in Rome with its saucer dome and oculus, an opening in the center for light. Certainly there was the octagon fad in midth. This book contains history and locations of over octagon homes with vintage postcards and historic photos of the home. Compiled by Ellen L.

Puerzer, who has been researching octagon houses since she and Robert Kline maintain the online Octagon House Inventory/5. The fad lasted about a decade and its leading exponent was an eccentric phrenologist, vegetarian, adherent of daily exercise and of Buckminster Fuller, exerted a remarkable influence of the architectural style of the s when Fowler's book: The Octagon House: A Home for All, or a Cheap, Convenient and Superior Mode of Building and Adapted.

I’m not sure if that’s the case here but older photos or illustrations might be of some help. was fairly late in the Octagon fad but I know of a Minnesota example dating from and there could be an example or two from even later but primarily the Octagon was a short lived architectural fad of the era.

Octagon houses were a national fad in the midth century as the result of a book by Orson Squire Fowler, A Home for All; or, the Gravel Hall and the Octagon Mode of Building. Fowler, a New York phrenologist who identified one's well-being with the shape and construction of his domicile, proposed a new and cheap way to construct houses for the.

The house was built in and is one of two such houses in North Carolina. The unusual shape of the house may have reflected an Acheter Viagra Cheque s fad detailed in the book The Octagon House – A Home For All. InFowler's book was republished by Dover Publications Inc.

of New York. Ohio alone has 20 octagon buildings, five of them in Ashtabula County, in the northeast corner of the state. Many visitors were attracted to "Fowler's Folly" overlooking the Hudson River, and all went well for a few years until mounting unemployment and a multitude of bank failures resulted in the "Panic" ofwhich brought an end to the octagon fad and to Orson Fowler's resources.

Fowler's book, A Home for All, was widely circulated. antique octagon fad architecture book carl schmidt rochester ny signed. $ + $ shipping. maurice b. adams modern cottage architecture by well known architects. $ 0 bids + $ shipping.

lot 9 rochester ny historical Seller Rating: % positive. The Shape: Description and Style. Fowler's book "The Octagon House, the fad of building Octagon houses.

This rare style flourished for a brief period in the midth century, when author, lecturer and amateur architect Orson S. Fowler published a book extolling the virtues of the eight-sided dwelling: "The Octagon House, A Home for.

Octagon houses were a rather short-lived fad that began about and petered out less than 50 years later. The trend was inspired from a book written by Orson S. Fowler, best known as a Author: Jean Linn. Keck admits to being influenced by the Watertown Octagon House even though his House of Tomorrow is an implicitly twelve-sided structure (a dodecagon).

Both houses are similar in that a central staircase unites the three floors; the central stair being a feature that appears in many octagon houses that were built during the Fowler Octagon Fad era.

75 THE OCTAGON HOUSE Orson Squire Fowler Man’s greatest knowledge is HIMSELF to know — O.S. Fowler The octagon house fad in 19th century America was inspired by the publication of an book, The Octagon House, a Home for All by Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist, sexologist and amateur architect.

InFowler published his book on octagonal houses: The Octagon House: A Home for All, or A New, Cheap, Convenient, and Superior Mode of Building.

The book, a "hit" at the time, extolled the virtues of these houses. Fowler stated that the octagon was the building shape that most closely resembled nature's perfect form, the circle.

However, there was a second brief octagonal fad in the s: If you live in an octagon, open-plan interiors with few partitions and modern methods of construction (two-by-four framing Author: Bob Vila.

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Only a handful of books have ever attempted to document the number of octagon houses built in the past some years since the fad took America by storm. In Ruby Rounds printed booklet on NY octagon house and in Rochester architect published a book with over octagon : Relevanttealeaf.

The octagon house fad in 19th century America was inspired by the publication of an book, The Octagon House, a Home for All by Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist, sexologist and amateur architect. Orson Squire Fowler was as extraordinary as his book. Patriarchal in appearance thanks to his luxuriant beard, high forehead and piercing eyes.About Octagon Architecture.

The octagonal house plan became a fad in the mid nineteenth century, promoted by Orson Squire Fowler. According to Fowler, the octagonal plan was cheaper to build, easier to heat, and provided more square footage than a rectangular house.

This book caused a fad to start and thousands of octagonal houses were built around the country. Most were built in New England and the upper Midwest. Approximately 83 are still in existence today.

Octagon Hall is one of four surviving brick octagonal houses and the only one in Kentucky.