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 c. 1895 house is a classic example of the American Queen Anne style. Character-defining elements include a projecting tower with a conical roof and an expansive wrap-around porch with turned posts, balusters, and spandrels.
Houlton is located in Aroostook County, hours north of Maine’s better-known coastal towns and cities. The Bangor & Aroostook Railroad connected “The County” to Bangor and points south in 1894, triggering an era of prosperity for the community based on forest products and potato farming in the rich soils of the St. John Valley. Houlton retains a rich stock of historic buildings from that period.
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.
Queen Anne is one of 25 styles described and illustrated 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!