Reuben Scott HouseDigital Doors Open Cramahe Township


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Reuben Scott House

Here stands the eight-sided house constructed by Reuben Bartlett Scott on the occasion of his marriage to Maria Huyck in 1850. Scott was an industrious young man who operated a grist mill, a soap factory, an iron foundry and an evaporator. He clearly espoused the theories of Ogden Squire Fowler — the American eccentric who touted the virtues of an eight-sided house versus a square house, which had corners that were thought to be “intrinsically evil.” Scott and his wife had 12 children and their descendants still live in the area. As part of Digital Doors Open, learn more about this house in the video below.

Contact info

45 Parliament Street
Colborne, Ontario


Year built: c. 1850
Building type:Private residence
Architectural style:Octagon

Dates/hours open

Jun 23, 12:42am - Jun 23, 12:42am