Albert S. Potter Octagon House

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Albert S. Potter Octagon House
The Albert S. Potter Octagon House.jpg
Location4 Carolina Main St.
Richmond, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°27′47.7″N 71°39′41.6″W / 41.463250°N 71.661556°W / 41.463250; -71.661556Coordinates: 41°27′47.7″N 71°39′41.6″W / 41.463250°N 71.661556°W / 41.463250; -71.661556
Architectural styleOctagon Mode
Part ofCarolina Village Historic District (#74000009[1])
Added to NRHPMay 2, 1974

The Albert S. Potter Octagon House (also known simply as the Octagon House) is an historic octagonal house located at 4 Carolina Main Street (Rhode Island Route 112) on the corner of Shannock Hill Road in the village of Carolina in Richmond, Rhode Island. It was built by watchmaker Albert S. Potter in 1857. Potter reportedly did his watchmaking in the octagonal cupola atop the two-story house. The building is now covered with asbestos siding and is owned by the Carolina Preservation and Band Society. [2] [3] [4] [5]

The Albert S. Potter Octagon House is a contributing property in the Carolina Village Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Reiss, Marcia, Architectural Details, San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 2004, p. 26, ISBN 1-59223-201-9
  3. ^ Octagonal Houses of Rhode Island, by Louis McGowan
  4. ^ Washington County, Rhodes Island, section in "Inventory of Older Octagon, Hexagon, and Round Houses": directory of historic U.S. and Canadian houses with photos, compiled by Robert Kline
  5. ^ Providence Journal article 11-26-06