The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!
The American Foursquare may be the most common historic house type in the U.S. Available in kit form and site-built by the tens of thousands between 1900 and 1930, in thousands of variations, they can be found nationwide. While their details can draw from the Queen Anne, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, or other styles, their essential form is a cube with a pyramidal roof. This example is located in Bangor, Maine.
What type or style of historic house suits your life? This question is explored in Chapter 3 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.” Finding the right house for how you live can greatly reduce how much you need to change the house – saving time, money, and historic character!
The American Four-Square is one of 25 historic architectural styles and types described and illustrated in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!