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 Federal style is the American version of the refined Classical style developed in the UK by the brothers Adam in the late 18th century. Its adoption in the new United States coincided with the period following the adoption of the Constitution in 1789, hence the name. Federal style houses were sometimes updated decades after construction with gabled roofs to create a Greek Revival frieze and pediment, as on this example. It is Historic New England’s Marrett 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.
More than two dozen full-color photos illustrate the style 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!