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!
The Capt. Greenfield Pote House is an 18th century vernacular saltbox saltwater farm in Freeport, ME. Vernacular architecture is defined as a type of local or regional construction, using traditional materials and resources from the area where the building is located. Consequently, this architecture is closely related to its context and responds to the specific geographic features and cultural aspects of its surroundings. For this reason, they are unique to different places in the world, and often recognized as part of the identity of the place.
The Pote House had a few changes in the mid-19th and early-20th century but remains largely intact as a pre-Revolutionary War era house, making it a rare survivor for the region. The fact that it retains its context of open fields and historic barns overlooking the ocean adds to its historic significance. I am working with the owners to identify its preservation priorities.
“Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” was written to help save the homes that give our towns and regions their identity and tell our nation’s story.
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!