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The Armour-Stiner House, also known as the Carmer Octagon House, Irvington, NY -- a unique octagon-shaped and domed Victorian style house built in 1859-1860 by financier Paul J. Armour. The octagon style has been referred to as the brain house, and rightfully so. Before he designed houses, architect Orson Fowler practiced phrenology, the study of the skull’s bumps and contours to determine one’s character.