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!
Stevens-Lather House in Charleston, SC, was built c. 1843 in the Greek Revival style for Samuel and Mary Stevens. In 1870, the second owner, Richard Lathers, had it enlarged and remodeled in the Second Empire style by architect Henry Deveraux.
In April 1920, a group of citizens gathered here and formed the Society for the Preservation of Old Dwellings, the first local preservation group organized in the U.S. The group was instrumental in creating the nation’s first historic district in 1931. It is now known as the Preservation Society of Charleston.
Local historic preservation ordinances are covered in Chapter 5, Bureaucrats You’ll Meet, in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.” Greek Revival and Second Empire are two of the 25 styles and types described and illustrated in Chapter 2.
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!