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!
Built in 1886 for Julius H. Appleton, local architect Eugene C. Gardner designed the brownstone and wood house located in Springfield, MA. The combination of materials places the house in both the masonry High Victorian Gothic style and its wood-framed equivalent, the Stick Style.
J.H. Appleton was a businessman involved in a number of different industries. In addition to his business involvements, he held several political offices, including serving for two years on the City Council and two years on the state Governor’s Council.
Understanding the architectural style of a house is the first step in planning a restoration-rehabilitation project. Twenty-five architectural styles and types are 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!