Williams and Stancliff Octagon Houses

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Williams and Stancliff Octagon Houses
NorthOctagonHousePortlandCT.jpg
The northern of the two houses
Williams and Stancliff Octagon Houses is located in Connecticut
Williams and Stancliff Octagon Houses
Williams and Stancliff Octagon Houses is located in the US
Williams and Stancliff Octagon Houses
Location 26 and 28 Marlborough Street, Portland, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°34′21″N 72°38′20″W / 41.57250°N 72.63889°W / 41.57250; -72.63889Coordinates: 41°34′21″N 72°38′20″W / 41.57250°N 72.63889°W / 41.57250; -72.63889
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built ca. 1853 and 1855
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Octagon Mode and Italianate
NRHP Reference # 76001985[1]
Added to NRHP April 22, 1976

The Joseph Williams Octagon House and the Gilbert Stancliff Octagon House are once-identical historic mid-1850s octagon houses located next to each other at 26 and 28 Marlborough Street in Portland, Connecticut. Constructed of Portland brownstone, their architect is unknown but may have been Gilbert Stancliff's brother Charles.[2] Their architectural style has been described as Octagon Mode and Italianate.[1]

The pair of houses, also known as the Octagon House Pair, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Stephen J. Raiche (January 5, 1975). "NRHP Inventory-Nomination: Williams and Stancliff Octagon Houses / Octagon House Pair" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying three photos from 1974
The southern house