May 4, 2017 by: Debbie Meritsky and Marc Rotman
Younglove Octagon House is added to Atlas Obscura’s definitive guide to the world’s curious places.
With over 10,000 fascinating places on the list, the Atlas Obscura offers the curious and interested a reference point for exploration, both in their own back yard and across the globe. We are proud to announce that the T.M. Younglove Octagon House, and home to The Black Sheep Inn and Spa, has been added to Atlas Obscura as an architectural oddity.
Included in Atlas Obscura for its octagonal shape, and as a grand example of the ”Octagon Fad” of the mid-19th century, the T.M. Younglove Octagon House exhibits many of the characteristics of Orson Fowler’s movement. This structure is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
An excerpt from the listing states,
“These eight-sided homes are unusual to modern eyes, and stuck out when they were built in the 1850s as well. Octagon houses were for those who championed progressivism and didn’t mind standing apart from the crowd. Today, less than 1,000 of these unusual dwellings remain, one of which is the T.M. Younglove House in Hammondsport.”
You can enjoy the entire listing here.
We encourage you to come visit the Black Sheep Inn and Spa and the T.M. Younglove Octagon House to learn more interesting facts about the “Octagon Fad”, and to explore the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York.