Pattern Book Queen Anne Puzzle

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!

Pattern Book Queen Anne

A fine brick Queen Anne style house in Newburgh, NY, from Shoppell’s “Modern Houses and Beautiful Houses,” 1887 edition. It is Design 359.
A lovely example of the style with a wonderful projecting bay that forms a tower on one side of the facade. Popularized by magazines and house plan books by Shoppell and others, houses in this style were built from coast to coast. Technological advancements in the wood products industry allowed the construction of houses with complex forms and elaborate detail at reasonable prices for middle-class buyers. Many examples were also built of masonry for wealthy homeowners.

Another example of this design, built in both brick and stone combined with wood porches and gables with stucco and half-timbering, is located in Bangor, Maine.
Understanding the style of a house is an essential first step in developing a restoration plan that prioritizes the preservation and restoration of character-defining features while making changes necessary for modern life in an old house. More than 50 color photos illustrate the Queen Anne style 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!

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