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BUILDING THE OCTAGON. Orlando Ridout V. Octagon Museum, Washington, D.C., 1989. Organized by American Architectural Foundation, Washington, D.C. Published by American Institute of Architects Press, Washington, D.C. Octagon Research Series, 2. 174 pp. with 68 ills. 26 x 18 cm. LC 89-17624 ISBN 1558350578 In English.
A Neo-Classical townhouse designed in the late 1790s by William Thornton (1759-1828), the Octagon quickly became a Washington landmark. The planning, construction and history of the building are conscientiously reviewed in this scholarly catalogue examining its social, economic and architectural contexts.
Artist(s):Thornton, William
Indexing: Western — United States, Northeast — 1600-1800, 1800-1900 — Architecture
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053029
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