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!
Greek Revival is often called America’s first National style, with examples built across the country between the 1820s and 1860s. The style was spread by published builder’s guides that contained drawings for “correct” Classical elements which were often copied with fidelity. But some builders and carvers took inspiration from the books and then headed in their own direction. The creativity of historic craftsmen often resulted in unusual forms, like this asymmetrical house.
A key development in the design of houses during the 19th century is the breaking up of the simple box form of the buildings. It started with the Greek Revival style, carving out pieces of the box for recessed entry porches as on this house. Understanding the style of a house is the essential first step in developing a restoration plan that prioritizes the preservation and restoration of character-defining features while making changes necessary for modern life in an old house.
Greek Revival is one of the 25 styles and types 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!