Loren Andrus Octagon House

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Washington Octagon House
Location Washington, Michigan
Coordinates 42°43′6″N 83°2′6″W / 42.71833°N 83.03500°W / 42.71833; -83.03500Coordinates: 42°43′6″N 83°2′6″W / 42.71833°N 83.03500°W / 42.71833; -83.03500
Built 1860
Architect David Stewart
Architectural style Octagon Mode
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP September 3, 1971

The Loren Andrus Octagon House, also known as Washington Octagon House, is an historic octagonal house located at 57500 Van Dyke Street just north of 26 Mile Road in Washington Township, Macomb County, Michigan. It was built in 1860 by David Stewart for his brother-in-law, Loren Andrus.

The house was used as a "station" on the Underground railway. [2]

It is now owned by the Friends of the Loren Andrus Octagon House, Inc., which bought it in 1987.[3]

On September 3, 1971, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Washington Octagon House.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Donna Remer (February 8, 2005). "Octagon House and the Underground Railroad". The Voice. Archived from the original on March 26, 2005. Retrieved June 18, 2008. 
  3. ^ History of Loren Andrus Octagon House.

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