Hiram Smith House

Also known as: Octagon House
336 Main St., Neenah, Wisconsin

Brick Octagon House Now Owned by Neenah Historical Society

Photos 

Front

How would one know which side of an octagon is the front? According to the Neenah Historical Society, this was the front of the house, with the porch overlooking the shores of Little Lake Butte des Morts, behind the photographer's position.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2015

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Map 

Description 

Main Street is now a viaduct. The house can be visited via Smith Street. It is owned by the Neenah Historical Society and according to the society's website, is open only by appointment.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 6, 1996
Reference number
96000990
NR name
Smith, Hiram, House
Architectural style
Victorian: Octagon Mode
Areas of significance
Architecture; Industry
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Tags 

Aluminum (1,257)
Brick (42,466)
Hiram Smith (1)
House (27,899)
Limestone (8,194)
Neenah, Wisconsin (25)
Octagon Mode (150)
Private owner (54,402)
Victorian (19,703)
Winnebago County, Wisconsin (93)
Wisconsin (2,627)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos

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