The Octagon House

December 19, 2016

the octagon house, washington dc, Magnetite windows

The Octagon House is located in Washington, DC just blocks from the White House.  It was built in 1799 and is the oldest residential structure in the city.  It served as the White House in the early 1800’s and is place where the Treaty Of Ghent was signed ending the War of 1812.  This awesome building is now the home of the American Institute of Architects Legacy.  The windows in this building were huge and very leaky.  Magnetite windows stopped the air infiltration without changing the appearance of the existing windows.  The “Treaty Room” is round like the Oval Office and the windows are curved which proved to be no problem for Magnetite windows.  Since acrylic blocks 99% of the harmful UV rays, the contents of the room will never deteriorate from the sun’s rays.

The “Treaty Room” in the museum is round like the Oval Office and the windows are curved which proved to be no problem for Magnetite windows. It is the place where the Treaty Of Ghent was signed ending the War of 1812.

The Octagon House, Museum, Windows

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