Then & Now: Octagon House
The Octagon House was built around 1853 for Bladensburg druggist Henry T. Scott.
The Octagon House was located near 4631 42nd Place, east of the CSX railroad tracks. It was built about 1853 for Bladensburg druggist Henry T. Scott by a man named Mr. Swain.
The spacious entryhall opened to two rooms on the ground floor and three rooms on the uppper floors. The "trailer" addition was completed when a larger family owned the house.
On Aug. 23, 1947, Hyattsville's mayor and city council declared the house uninhabitable. Its residents were evicted with a 15-day notice, and the house was demolished.
Now, the area where the house once stood is about where Balfour Beatty Construction sits, at 4627 42nd Place.
A special thank you to resident Andra Damron for facilitiating this photo and information.