By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Show/HideSearch Criteria: All Waymarks Within 100 km of N 37° 44.970 W 089° 08.855 [show search options]
Additional Settings: all dates
Show/HideCategories [hide category]
Octagon Buildings
 allows ratings
Eight-sided buildings are found the around the world in a wide variety of structures -- lighthouses in Florida, water towers in Germany, homes in Wisconsin and shops in New Zealand. Let's see your octagonal building find!
Expanded Description:

Obviously, an octagonal building is one that has eight sides. But, there are a couple of points that need clarification.

1. The building must be enclosed.
Such things as open bandstands, gazebos, or other unenclosed structures DO NOT qualify.

2. The entire, or main portion, of the building must be octagonal.
Attached towers, spires, steeples, belfries, cupolas, side wings, etc. DO NOT qualify. But, if the main octagonal building has attachments that are round, rectangular or other shapes, that IS acceptable.

There are many types of buildings that are built with eight sides, including

1) Houses
2) Lighthouses
3) Barns
4) Commercial buildings
5) Other/miscellaneous

Instructions for Posting a Octagon Buildings Waymark:

ENCLOSED BUILDINGS ONLY (doors and windows)
NO BUILDING ATTACHMENTS OR PARTS (towers, cupolas, wings, etc.)

COORDINATES: Personally obtained coordinates are required. The coordinates must be at the entrance to the building, if possible, not from viewing location. If access is restricted in some way, then viewing coordinates are acceptable, but this MUST be clearly stated in the description.

PHOTOS: Try your best to obtain photos that show the octagonal structure of the building. This can be a challenge, but a good faith attempt must be made. At least TWO PHOTOS are required. One must be an overview showing the entire building, and one must be a close-up view showing some detail. More photos are encouraged to show the building from different angles.

All photos must be your own and must be placed in the photo gallery for the waymark. While we do not expect professional level photography, waymarks may be declined for blurred, incorrectly exposed, badly skewed or otherwise poor quality photos.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION: A good description is as important as good photos. Do your best to describe and document the octagonal nature of the building. Signs and other sources that designate it as ocatagonal are helpful. Many of these building are historical, so some research is in order. If you quote material you MUST give proper attribution including a web URL if it is from an online resource. Waymarks with inadequate descriptions will be declined.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Give the date of your visit, a brief description of your experience, and post at least ONE ORIGINAL photo, if possible. Add any additional history or information that you may have about this building.
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
  • Relevant Web Site
Show/HideWaymarks [hide waymarks]

sorted by:

Total Records: 5 Page: 1 of 1 prev<<<[1]>>>next
Image for Charter Oak Schoolview gallery

NWNW68.9 km

Log it!

Octagon BuildingsCharter Oak School

in Octagon Buildings

Octagonal brick schoolhouse built in 1873.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/4/2008

last visited: 3/24/2014

Image for Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Imperial, MOview gallery

NWNW128.7 km

Log it!

Octagon BuildingsSaint Joseph Catholic Church - Imperial, MO

in Octagon Buildings

8-sided church building

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wampa-One

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/4/2008

last visited: 9/5/2008

Image for Henry Shaw Mausoleum - St. Louis, Missouriview gallery

NWNW136.5 km

Log it!

Octagon BuildingsHenry Shaw Mausoleum - St. Louis, Missouri

in Octagon Buildings

Octagon-shaped mausoleum on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is the final resting place for the gardens' founder, Henry Shaw.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/6/2007

last visited: never

Image for Original Henry Shaw Mausoleum - St. Louis, Missouriview gallery

NWNW136.5 km

Log it!

Octagon BuildingsOriginal Henry Shaw Mausoleum - St. Louis, Missouri

in Octagon Buildings

Original mausoleum for Henry Shaw. Located in the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/2/2008

last visited: 12/18/2014

Image for City Hall - University Cityview gallery

NWNW143.2 km

Log it!

Octagon BuildingsCity Hall - University City

in Octagon Buildings

Currently used as City Hall for University City this 5 story octagonal building was originally built in 1903 as the headquarters Lewis Publishing Company. The building was known as "The Magazine Building"

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/20/2006

last visited: 6/21/2014

Total Records: 5 Page: 1 of 1 prev<<<[1]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)