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 1894 Queen Anne style Mary Hurd House is located in North Berwick, Maine. Mary Hurd (1839-1933) inherited the North Berwick Woolen Co. mill from her father in 1873 at age 34 and ran it until her death at age 94. As the largest employer in town (and Victorian female industrialist!), she built a grand house suitable to her position in the community, in which she was also the major philanthropic benefactor.
Today operated as the Lady Mary Inn, the impressive wood structure has all the bells and whistles of the Queen Anne style inside and out. The inn’s website is: https://www.theladymaryinn.com/the-history
The Queen Anne Style was developed in England and made its way to America in the 1870s. It was used for everything from mansions to millworker cottages.
Queen Anne is one of 25 styles and types described and illustrated with hundreds of color photos 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!