Wilcox Octagon House

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Wilcox Octagon House
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Wilcox Octagon House
Wilcox Octagon House is located in New York
Wilcox Octagon House
Location 5420 W. Genesee St., Camillus, New York
Coordinates 43°2′28.38″N 76°16′42.06″W / 43.0412167°N 76.2783500°W / 43.0412167; -76.2783500Coordinates: 43°2′28.38″N 76°16′42.06″W / 43.0412167°N 76.2783500°W / 43.0412167; -76.2783500
Built 1856
Architectural style Octagon Mode
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 83001756[1]
Added to NRHP July 28, 1983

The Wilcox Octagon House is a historic home in Camillus, New York, USA, that was built in 1856 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] It was the farmhouse home of Isaiah Wilcox, who had a 40-acre (160,000 m2) farm. It is an octagon house of the type advocated by Orson Fowler, who wrote an influential book promoting use of octagonal home designs.[2]

The Orchard Village neighborhood now occupies the majority of the old farm's land; the house remains on a plot of less than 1-acre (4,000 m2).[2]

It is located at 5420 West Genesee Street in Camillus.[1]


National Historic Register plaque, on Wilcox Octagon House

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