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!
A classic Federal style center chimney Cape overlooking the water near Fort William Henry at Pemaquid, Maine.
Settled in 1628, Pemaquid was a major regional flashpoint in the colonial era conflicts between English and French settlers, and between the English and the local Native population for much of the following century.
The “Cape Cod” or “Cape” house form (or type) is associated with New England and can be found with detailing in a variety of styles – attesting to its long period of popularity. Earlier examples often have large center chimneys serving three to five fireplaces and a brick oven, like this early 19th century example.
Understanding the form or type and style of a house and will help you understand which features are character-defining so you can prioritize their preservation. Federal style is one of 25 historic architectural styles 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!