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 Franklin Chamberlain-Katherine Day House, Hartford, CT, built in 1884 is an outstanding example of the English Queen Anne style in America.
The polychrome limestone and brownstone walls, oriel window on the second floor, complex projecting gables, stylized half -timbering effect at the peak of one gable, and carved wood trim elements relate this house to the English Queen Anne style.
The Queen Anne Style was developed in England and made its way to American in the 1870’s. Initially used for grand mansions that were faithful to the English prototypes designed by architect Richard Norman Shaw, the style evolved into an American version that included wrap-around porches, conical towers, and patterned shingle and clapboard siding. It was eventually also used for everything from mansions to millworker cottages.
Queen Anne is one of 25 styles and types described and illustrated with hundreds of color photos 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!