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Octagon House

 
 
Octagon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
1. Octagon House Marker
Inscription.
Feusier Octagon House
Built by George Kenney
circa 1852
Occupied by
the Feusier Family
for over 80 years

 
Location. 37° 47.906′ N, 122° 25.01′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Green Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1067 Green Street, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Russian Hill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Sterling Park and the Alice Marble Tennis Courts (approx. mile away); Sterling Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Juana Briones y Tapia de Miranda (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Francis of Assisi Church (approx. half a mile away); Huntington Park/Fountain of the Tortoises (approx. half a mile away); Talbot-Dutton House (approx. half a mile away); Crocker Mansions (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  San Francisco Landmark #36, Feusier Octagon House - NoeHill. Octagon houses were a national fad in the mid-19th century as the result of a book by Orson Squire Fowler, A Home for All;
Octagon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
2. Octagon House Marker
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 new age. The octagon form was prescribed so that every room could receive sunlight at some time of the day.
(Submitted on November 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Feusier Octagon House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
3. The Feusier Octagon House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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