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 picturesque house with asymmetrical composition and rich variety of textures and ornamentation. Queen Anne style houses are typically asymmetrical. Features of the style including patterned shingles, projecting bays, towers, and turned ornament, are found on this house located on the Eastern Promenade in Portland, Maine.
Popularized by magazines and house plan books, Queen Anne houses were built from coast to coast. Technological advancements including the development of balloon framing and steam mills to produce turned and scroll-cut wood ornament allowed the construction of houses with complex forms and elaborate detail at reasonable prices. The variety of forms and details make this style endlessly interesting.
Understanding the style of a house is the 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 full color photos are used to 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!