The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

Before its Opera House, Buxton gained a concert hall in the form of the Octagon. What cannot be denied is that it is a striking building that has been kept well through the ages since its opening in 1875. That it was designed by a local architect shows that there existed some local talent to do the job well. Today, it is but one of Buxton's collection of domed civic buildings and emphasises the previous importance of Buxton as a visitor magnet in former times.

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