Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Octagon in 60 Seconds

Orson S Fowler, phrenologist and promoter of the octagonal lifestyle, was an alumnus of Amherst College. The President was quite taken by this idea, and insisted that the new Natural History Museum and Observatory conform to this radical new geometry. The architect, Henry Sykes, provided  Italianate  clothing on the two octagons, which resemble Laurel and Hardy in their respective proportions.

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