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 fabulous Queen Anne style porch fronts two Italianate style row houses in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. The non-matching house facades are unified by a porch in a style that post-dates the Italianate style, which suggests the porch was added by the owners of the two houses as a joint project a decade or more after the houses were built. The result makes these two houses showstoppers on a street of beautiful historic houses overlooking a public park.
Historic porches are always character defining features of a historic house and often are found in poor condition due to their exposed locations. Preserving these features, or restoring them if lost, is key to maintaining or restoring the historic character of a house. The repair and/or restoration of porches is covered in “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!