Sheet List - 4 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
- Location Map
- Section & Floor Plan, 1/8"=1'-0"
- 2 sheets of Floor Plans, 1/8"=1'-0"
Orson Squire Fowler published, "The Octagon House, a Home for All", in 1848. It was immensely popular and gave rise to a brief flurry of Octagon homes across the country. Fowler was by no means the first, Thomas Jefferson having pioneered it many decades before. But his presentation of the concept was so enticing that many took up the challenge. Few pulled it off with such panache, or at such a large scale as Paul J. Armour, when he built this house in Irvington, New York.
From the basement to the cupola this house delights in spacious rooms distributed over 6 levels, interlocking in intriguing ways. Just letting the eye wander through these floor plans is an adventure and pleasure in itself. Orson Fowler would have been proud to see what his little book led to.
The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and are NOT included in your purchase. The original, public domain drawings were prepared by the Historical American Building Survey and rest in the Library of Congress.
IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are NOT complete architectural drawings as will be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. Nor are they designed to meet current building codes. These are measured drawings of actual historic American homes that provide accurate design information about these homes. Your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary.