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Octagon House

 

 

WATERTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO LAUNCH

RESTORATION FUND TO SAVE OCTAGON HOUSE MODEL

 

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1904

    Concord Ave, below Octagon House, in the distance

 

1963

06 11       Watertown’s Octagon House and the First Kindergarten during May enjoyed the largest attendance ever recorded since the two shrines were opened under the ownership of the Watertown Historical Society, it was announced today by officials of the organization. A total of 1,700 persons took the guided tours in 30 odd groups from cities and towns close by and from distant places. Many of the visitors were school children transported to Watertown by buses, accompanied by their teachers. A large number were from the second to the seventh grades and they were enchanted with the Octagon House, especially the circular staircase, according to the curator.

 

 

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Octagon House model