The Octagon House in Watertown, Wisconsin, has a new look since Alexander Boulton photographed it (top right) . In 1982 the original wraparound porches were restored. This restoration culminated about forty years of thinking, talking, and delay. Cost was the dominant factor, but the recession allowed a local contractor to do the job for fifty thousand dollars. Memorial monies and gifts from local industry and friends of the house paid for most of the work.