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 beautiful transitional Federal to Greek Revival doorway adorned for the season is located in an intact block of brick rowhouses in New Orleans. The row is primarily Federal, but the emerging Greek Revival style makes an appearance in these entries. The opening, with an elliptical arched top, is Federal, but the substantial Ionic columns are Greek Revival. A completely Federal doorway would typically have thinner Doric columns.
Houses that combine elements of more than one style are not uncommon. Many were built that way, and others have had alterations in later styles. Understanding your house’s style and how it changed over time is key to planning your restoration project.
Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” delves deeply into this topic with hundreds of photos and case studies to help you learn to identify stylistic features and changes from the past.
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!