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The Octagon Room and the adjacent Anteroom were created during the mansion’s transformation into a museum in the 1930s on the site of the Butler’s Pantry.

Archival Photographs

  • archival photo of unfurnished room with window and wood parquet floors, circa 1935

    Boucher Anteroom under construction, 1935.

  • photo of couch and two paintings between doorways, circa 1963

    Boucher Anteroom, east wall, 1963

  • photo of room with chandelier chairs, paintings tables and ornate wall paper, circa 1965

    Boucher Anteroom, 1965