Watertown, WI, Octagon House Photos

Watertown's prime attraction is an Octagonal House built by John Richards, which with 57 rooms, closets & halls, was the largest single-family house in Wisconsin when built in the early 1850s. Moved beside the house is a building which served as America's first Kindergarten (1856).

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John Richards Octagon House has 57 rooms, closets & halls. Watertown, WI.Detail of porches surrounding John Richards Octagon House. Watertown, WI.Front door of John Richards Octagon House. Watertown, WI.Clapboard building in which first U.S. Kindergarten was founded by Margarethe Meyer Schurz. Watertown, WI.
John Richards Octagon House (1850s) has 57 rooms, closets & halls. Watertown, WI. Style: Octagonal.Detail of porches surrounding John Richards Octagon House. Watertown, WI.Front door of John Richards Octagon House. Watertown, WI.Clapboard building in which first U.S. Kindergarten was founded (1856) by Margarethe Meyer Schurz. Watertown, WI.

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