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One of the state’s very few remaining octagon houses, this is built in the rubble-stone-wall construction dictated by this oddly shaped house’s advocate, Orson Squire Fowler. Fowler’s formula, developed in an era before the hard reinforced concrete we know today, tended to deteriorate; who knows how much longer this can stand?

— 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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