The Octagon House

in Washington, MI ~ circa 1860

 

   Contents

                 

      Preface.....................................................................................................................................................................i            

      Forward ~ Orson S. Fowler “The Octagon Theory”.................................................................................. iii

      Octagon House Chronology.......................................................................................................................... viii

      Chapter 1       The Andrus Family: Pioneers of Washington Twp........................................... 1

      Chapter II     The Eight Sided Home of Loren Andrus.............................................................. 7

      Chapter III    Paul Weyer’s Farm and Country Inn................................................................ 21

      Chapter IV    Wayne State Agricultural  Farm School.......................................................... 31

      Chapter V     Apple Barrel Farms............................................................................................... 55

      Chapter VI    Rescue from Oblivion............................................................................................ 75

      Chapter VII   “Friends of the Octagon House, Inc.”............................................................... 85

      Friends of the Octagon House Presidents................................................................................ 111
      Author’s Epilogue.......................................................................................................................... 113

      Legends and Myths....................................................................................................................... 117

      Just to Name a Few..................................................................................................................... 129

      End Notes....................................................................................................................................... 135
     About The Author........................................................................................................... Back Page

The above contents page is taken directly from the book and indicates how the book is organized.  Chapters I through VII detail the chronological history of the house while the other chapters provide a variety of additional information about this and other Octagon Houses.

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