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 Greek Revival style house in Natchez, MS, was designed by Maryland architect Jacob Byers and completed in 1848. The grounds include the two-storied kitchen and dairy buildings, octagonal cistern houses, a smokehouse, a privy, one of the last remaining slave quarters in Natchez, a barn, and a carriage house.
Generations of owners sold their furniture with the house, keeping the interiors remarkably intact. The National Park Service purchased the estate in 1990 as one of the most intact antebellum estates in the South. Guided tours are offered, and it is well worth a visit.
Long recognized as symbols of Southern culture, the historic houses of the antebellum South are also monuments to the fine craftsmanship and labor of the often-enslaved carpenters who built them and the other enslaved people whose labor paid for these beautiful buildings. Substantial research has documented the skilled labor of enslaved craftsmen working in building construction in the region.
Visiting historic house museums is a great 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!