Shute Octagon House

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Shute Octagon House
Shute Octagon House Oct 09.jpg
Shute Octagon House, October 2009
Shute Octagon House is located in New York
Shute Octagon House
Shute Octagon House is located in the United States
Shute Octagon House
LocationMcGuire School Rd., Duanesburg, New York
Coordinates42°46′28″N 74°13′10″W / 42.77444°N 74.21944°W / 42.77444; -74.21944Coordinates: 42°46′28″N 74°13′10″W / 42.77444°N 74.21944°W / 42.77444; -74.21944
Area41.6 acres (16.8 ha)
ArchitectJones, Alexander Delos (Boss)
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Octagon Mode
MPSDuanesburg MRA
NRHP reference #84003276 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 11, 1984

The Shute Octagon House is an historic octagon house located on McGuire School Road in Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York. It was built about 1855 by noted master carpenter Alexander Delos "Boss" Jones. It is a 2-story, clapboard-sided farmhouse with a ​1 12-story wing in the Greek Revival style. It features innovative stacked plank construction, a low-pitched polygonal roof surmounted by a widow's walk, a full entablature circling the structure. A 1-story porch with porte cochere was added about 1906. Also on the property are four contributing barns, a shed, and a smokehouse.[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]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Schenectady County Planning Dept. (1983) [1979]. "NRHP Inventory-Nomination: Shute Octagon House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
  3. ^ Lucy A. Breyer, Nancy Todd, and Schenectady County Planning Dept. (August 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Submission: Duanesburg MRA". National Park Service.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ unnamed (October 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Submission: Boss Jones TR". National Park Service.