Crows' Nests or Eagles' Aeries? : The Octagon Houses of E.A. Brackett and H.P. Wakefield

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1977

GUSN

GUSN-169853

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One of the most eccentric architectural planbooks of all time was Orson S. Fowler's "A Home For All." In it, Fowler laid out his plan for octagonal houses, which were cheap and easy to build. James A. Newton examines the work of two men who built houses according to these plans, E.A. Brackett and H.P. Wakefield.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 234

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1977.067.247.003

Abstract

One of the most eccentric architectural planbooks of all time was Orson S. Fowler's "A Home For All." In it, Fowler laid out his plan for octagonal houses, which were cheap and easy to build. James A. Newton examines the work of two men who built houses according to these plans, E.A. Brackett and H.P. Wakefield.

Date Notes

Volume 67, Number 247 (Winter/Spring, 1977)

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Originator

James A. Newton (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1977). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England