Tennant House (Octagon), Mount Pleasant
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- This undated photograph shows the unusual octagonal house built c. 1840-48 by shoemaker Richard Tennant. The odd-looking design was promoted by American phrenologist Orson Fowler, who suggested that octagonal houses (similar in shape to "natural" spheres) could let in more light, were easier to heat in winter and cool in summer, and provided more living space. The Tennant house was one of a few octagonal buildings in Mount Pleasant; also noteworthy was the octagonal school. The Tennant house is now the Scape Spa located at 646 Mount Pleasant Road.
This image was printed on page 154 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest.
Width: 20 cm
Height: 25 cm
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- Photograph provided by Linda Guest
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- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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