Chautauqua Gingerbread Cottage Puzzle

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!

Chautauqua Gingerbread Cottage Historic House Puzzle
Chautauqua Gingerbread Cottage

The picturesque Chautauqua Institution summer community in southwest New York State, known for its summer programs of lectures, religious group meetings, painting and arts and crafts classes, music school, concerts, and theater performances, is one of the best preserved compounds of late 19th and early 20th century wooden cottages in America, in addition to its public buildings, parks and gardens, boarding houses and hotels.

The National Register nomination says, “As a showcase of late Victorian architecture, Chautauqua is filled with the “eclectic” styles so fancied by Americans. Most of the cottages were designed and built by individual carpenter-builders [who] improvised freely on what they thought were traditional designs… These romantic statements were an architectural vernacular, the “Picturesque” style… a magnificent collection of structures embellished with ornament or ‘wood lace.'” This cottage is a good example.

Whether a summer cottage or a grand mansion, “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” can help with its restoration and preservation.

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!

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