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 Gothic Revival style became popular in the middle of the 19th century. Architectural plan books like Alexander Jackson Downing’s “The Architecture of Country Houses,” published in 1850, helped to spread the style in America.
The mid-19th century was a period of romanticism in literature, art, and architecture. Sir Walter Scott’s romantic “Waverly” novels, the first historical novels in English, made Scott a celebrity and his famous Gothic Revival home “Abbotsford” helped to popularize the style.
The 1874 William A. Robinson House in Auburn, Maine was designed by Welch architects Herbert and Balston Kenway several years after the brothers immigrated from the UK. The house successfully translates elements of English Gothic Revival into wood, the common local material.
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!