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 sweet Queen Anne style cottage in Portland, Maine was built as the caretaker’s house for the adjacent mansion (out of the photo to the right). It is shown in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” along with more than two dozen other examples of the style to illustrate the great variety found in Queen Anne houses.
Many books show a few examples of each style, often in line drawings or black and white photos. This book shows numerous examples from across the U.S. in full color with character-defining features of each style keyed to the photos to help you learn to spot the differences and similarities between styles. Restoring any house should start with understanding what is significant and character-defining about it – Chapter 2 will help you to do so.
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!