The Octagon is also believed by some to be haunted by the spirits of African American slaves who once lived there. When the house held bells to summon servants, the spirits of the dead slaves would announce their presence by ringing these bells loudly. The Octagon house. haunted places in Washington.What is Octagon Hall?
Octagon Hall is in Franklin, Kentucky, just south of Bowling Green. It is listed on the Register of Historic Places. In the mid 1840s a New England architect espoused the benefits of octagonal houses in a book he authored. He said octagonal houses had better airflow, strength and usable square footage.What is an octagon house?
Octagon house. Octagon houses were a unique house style briefly popular in the 1850s in the United States and Canada. They are characterised by an octagonal (eight-sided) plan, and often feature a flat roof and a veranda all round.