Jenkins Octagon House

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Jenkins Octagon House
Jenkins Octagon House Oct 09.jpg
Jenkins Octagon House, October 2009
Jenkins Octagon House is located in New York
Jenkins Octagon House
Location NY 395, Duanesburg, New York
Coordinates 42°45′31″N 74°11′7″W / 42.75861°N 74.18528°W / 42.75861; -74.18528Coordinates: 42°45′31″N 74°11′7″W / 42.75861°N 74.18528°W / 42.75861; -74.18528
Area 151.2 acres (61.2 ha)
Built 1855
Architect Jones, Alexander Delos (Boss)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Octagon Mode
MPS Duanesburg MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP October 11, 1984

The Jenkins Octagon House is an historic octagon house located on NY 395 in Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York. It was built about 1855 by noted master carpenter Alexander Delos "Boss" Jones. It is a two story, clapboard sided farmhouse with Greek Revival style features. It features innovative stacked plank construction, a low-pitched polygonal roof with a central chimney, a full entabulature circling the structure, and a one story porch with a hipped roof. Also on the property are two contributing barns, a shed, and a gazebo.[2]

The property was covered in a 1984 study of Duanesburg historical resources.[3] The property was also covered in a study of Boss Jones TR [4] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]