Octagon House, Washington, DC Photos

The Octagon House (c1800) (1799 New York Ave. NW) served as home to President James & Dolly Madison while the White House was rebuilt after War of 1812. The building on the National Register was designed by Dr. William Thornton. The house is now the headquarters of the American Institute of Architects and has some museum displays.

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The Octagon, temporary White House after War of 1812 then HQ of American Institute of Architects. Washington, DC.The Octagon served as home to President James & Dolly Madison while the Executive Mansion was rebuilt after War of 1812. Washington, DC.Armchair from England which was in Octagon House while rented by President Madison in District of Columbia period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
The Octagon (c1800) (1799 New York Ave. NW) served as home to President James & Dolly Madison while the White House was rebuilt after War of 1812. Washington, DC. Architect: Dr. William Thornton. On National Register.The Octagon (c1800) (1799 New York Ave. NW) served as home to President James & Dolly Madison while the Executive Mansion was rebuilt after War of 1812. Washington, DC. Architect: Dr. William Thornton. On National Register.Armchair (1800-10) from England which was in Octagon House while rented by President Madison in District of Columbia period parlor (1814-20) at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.

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