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 Andrew Jackson Downing’s “The Architecture of Country Houses,” published in 1850, and popular magazines helped to spread the style from coast to coast 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. This example is in Wiscasset, Maine.
Understanding a house’s style will help you identify which features are character-defining so you can prioritize their preservation. Gothic Revival is one of 25 styles 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!