This historic octagon house in Catskill, New York was built in 1860 by David Van Gelder, a farmer and designer of covered bridges.
During Van Gelder’s era, Octagon Houses became a popular fad created by phrenologist Orson Squire Fowler. Fowler’s idea was to let in more
natural light by eliminating corners.
Know Before You Go..
- This house is a private residence, so please be respectful of the owner’s property and privacy