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!
This classic c. 1810 New England Federal style house with a long kitchen ell and attached carriage shed features a wonderful Gothic Revival window in its pedimented gable. The Greek Revival portico was likely added to the facade at some point later in the 19th century. The house sits well back from the street on a large village lot, looking toward the Kennebec River in Gardiner, Maine. Edward Swan was a prominent resident of the community.
Understanding the style of a house is the first step in planning a rehab/restoration project that retains its historic character.
Federal, Gothic Revival, and Greek Revival are three of 25 historic residential architectural styles and types illustrated and described 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!