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!
Arched doorway with wrought iron ornament, Allegheny County Jail, Pittsburgh, PA.
Architect Henry Hobson Richardson developed his Victorian era take on the 11th and 12th century Romanesque architecture of southern France, Spain and Italy in the 1870s. He worked in the style until his death in 1886 and others continued using it across the nation into the early 20th century. One of his most famous commissions was the Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail, completed in 1884.
Homes in the style were popular with the “Captains of Industry” in the Midwest and tend to be large and built of brick or stone, often with carved or cast terra cotta ornament. Broad arches are a characteristic feature of the style, as are round or square towers.
Romanesque Revival 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!