Phrenologists, Pseudoscience & The Danbury Octagon House

The city of Danbury’s quest to preserve a singular architectural landmark of the city’s mid-19th century history will be celebrated when Western Connecticut State University presents a special exhibit highlighting the 160-year-old Octagon House and Orson Squire Fowler, whose 1848 book inspired its construction.


Exhibit compiled from materials in the WCSU Archives and Special Collections Library by Brian Stevens and Jamie Cantoni