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 gorgeous Queen Anne style house in Owego, New York has one of my all-time-favorite porches. I had a wonderful chat with the owners last year while walking around the historic district photographing houses. Note the colored glass in the skirting under the porch. The owners have added subtle lighting under the porch to show off the colors at night.
The most “Victorian” of the Victorian era styles, Queen Anne was used for houses ranging from cottages to substantial houses like this one and even larger mansions. Common elements include mixed clapboard and patterned shingle siding, varied window sizes, wrap-around porches, and elaborate wood ornament.
Queen Anne is one of the 25 styles and types 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!