Savannah’s Gingerbread House Puzzle

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!

Savannah’s Gingerbread House

The 1899 Asendorf House, better known as the Gingerbread House, is one of Savannah’s most famous Victorian-era homes. German immigrant Cord Asendorf (1858-1944) settled in Savannah in 1872 and became a U. S. citizen in 1879. He married Bernadine Hagen, also a German immigrant, in 1890. The Asendorfs bought this property on Bull Street in 1898 and Mr. Asendorf hired the Hawley Construction Company to build this house. The couple raised eight children here.

The design of the house combines a typical Italianate gabled form with an elaborate Queen Anne style double gallery, that is mimicked on a side balcony. It is the galleries, with their exceptional “gingerbread” trim, that set the house apart even in a city full of great houses.

Italianate and Queen Anne are two of the 25 styles and types described and illustrated 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!

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