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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Octagon House is one of the most unique buildings in Danbury. The three-story, eight-sided home was built by a man named Daniel Starr around 1852. It is perhaps the best example of an octagon house in Connecticut, featuring porches and a cupola at the top. Inside, there is a center spiral staircase. At some point, it was converted into apartments. This arrangement continued for some time but the house fell into disrepair. A local architect firm acquired it in July 2016; it is not clear what its status is today.


  • The Octagon House was built around 1852 by Daniel Starr.
Bixby, Susan. "Octagon House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. May 7, 1973. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/73001945_text.

Ryser, Rob. "Octagon House bid goes to Danbury architect firm." Newstimes. July 21, 2016. https://www.newstimes.com/911anniversary/article/Octagon-House-bid-goes-to-Danbury-architect-firm-8401132.php. 

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