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Octagon House in Templeton MA

I was on another antiquing jaunt recently when I came across this wonderful octagon house in Templeton MA on the “scenic tour” leg of my trip (I was lost).

Octagon House in Templeton MA - T.T. Greenwood-Orre House

Octagon House in Templeton MA - T.T. Greenwood-Orre House

This three-story octagon-plus-cupola is on Patriots Road at the corner of Cottage Lane.  It’s a fabulous example of the octagonal style.  While it looks like it needs some TLC it appears to have its original siding and decorative quoins.

The Octagon Inventory website page for Massachusetts has more info and photos – including an amazing photograph of the house’s staircase.  The house was built in 1855 and is known as the T.T. Greenwood-Orre house. 

Turns out there’s another octagon house nearby on Cottage Lane in Templeton that I missed.

Here are a couple more posts about octagon houses in Centers and Squares’ neck of the woods:

Octagon Houses in Stoneham – Read more about the octagonal style of architecture and see photos of  Stoneham’s three octagons

Octagonal House in Medford – who knew there was an Octagon in Medford?  It’s a little hard to spot but I did one day and snapped this photo.

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  1. Ellen

    As of 2010 Mrs Orre still resided there at 100 yrs of age.


  2. Howard Sands

    The above Octagon house located in East Templeton, Ms is for sale

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