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!
One of the highlights of a trip to Natchez, MS, is visiting Longwood, the remarkable eclectic octagonal house. Planter Haller Nutt had Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan enlarge his published design for an “Oriental Villa” to create the largest octagonal house in the United States. Construction was halted at the start of the Civil War, and the interior was never completed above the walk-out basement level. The Northern contractor and crew departed at the outbreak of the war, and enslaved craftsmen finished the basement.
The framing of the house inside the brick walls is fully exposed above the finished basement. It is a masterwork of 19th-century building technology, particularly in the cupola and dome. The Pilgrimage Garden Club owns the house, which is open to the public on the basement and first floor levels. It is well worth a visit! Visiting historic house museums is a wonderful way to get inspiration for your home restoration projects.
Restoration methods and materials used by museums are included among the approaches presented 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!