Montvale in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Octagon House
An example of the "Gravel Wall and Octagon Mode of Building" popularized by Orso S. Fowler in the 1850's, noted for its use of building material, plan of rooms and adaptability to light and ventilation. Built 1855-60 by John Blauvelt, Jr., an adherent of this style, it was his home until 1882. Later owners were Garret Hering, Jules Schwenker and George Huff, all of whom served as Mayors of Montvale. (Marker Number 27.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 41° 2.414′ N, 74° 1.828′ W. Marker is in Montvale, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of West Grand Avenue and Railroad Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 West Grand Avenue, Montvale NJ 07645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montvale Veterans Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ackerson HomesteadSite of Old Block House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pascack Historical Society Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pascack Reformed Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Johannes Perry House (approx. one mile away in New York); Wortendyke Dutch Barn (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Dutch of Bergen County (approx. 1.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. J.J. Blauvelt (Octagon) House. Borough of Montvale website entry (Submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Bergen County Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 2. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.