This Week’s Historic House Puzzle!

This Week’s Historic House Puzzle! New Orleans’ Door with Wreath.

Click here to go to the free online puzzle: https://yourhistorichouse.com/new-orleans-door-with-wreath-puzzle/

This beautiful transitional Federal to Greek Revival doorway adorned for the season is located in an intact block of brick rowhouses in New Orleans. The row is primarily Federal, but the emerging Greek Revival style makes an appearance in these entries. The opening, with an elliptical arched top, is Federal, but the substantial Ionic columns are Greek Revival. A completely Federal doorway would typically have thinner Doric columns.

Houses that combine elements of more than one style are not uncommon. Many were built that way, and others have had alterations in later styles.

Understanding your house’s style and how it changed over time is key to planning your restoration project. Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” delves deeply into this topic with hundreds of photos and case studies to help you learn to identify stylistic features and changes from the past.

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/. It’s the perfect holiday gift for old house lovers!

Select preservation titles by other authors, including “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia McAlester, are also available in our shop!

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