Octagon House

Octagon House (HMNP7)

Location: Watertown, WI 53094 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 11.068', W 88° 42.478'

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This 8 sided five story house of solid brick construction was built in the early 1850s by pioneer John Richards. It is the best example in Wisconsin of an unusual architectural design which was in vogue briefly before the Civil War. It was claimed to be Wisconsin's largest single family residence when its 57 rooms, closets and halls were completed. Most interesting feature is the cantilever spiral staircase.
HM NumberHMNP7
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number59
Year Placed1957
Placed ByWatertown Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 7:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 361202 N 4782715
Decimal Degrees43.18446667, -88.70796667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 11.068', W 88° 42.478'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 11' 4.08" N, 88° 42' 28.68" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 915-919 Charles St, Watertown WI 53094, US
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