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Vernacular Maine Saltwater Farm 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!

Vernacular saltwater farm in Addison, Washington County, Maine Historic House Puzzle
Vernacular saltwater farm in Addison, Washington County, Maine

Vernacular architecture is defined as a type of local or regional construction, using traditional materials and resources from the area where the building is located. Consequently, this architecture is closely related to its context and responds to the specific geographic features and cultural aspects of its surroundings. For this reason, they are unique to different places in the world, and often recognized as part of the identity of the place.

I walked past this wonderful example of vernacular Down East architecture while visiting friends who have another old farm nearby. Note the sweep well at right center, still in use for drinking and cooking water. Homes like this are very much a part of the identity of this region, where you can easily feel like you are walking through an Andrew Wyeth painting.
“Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” was written to help save the homes that give our towns and regions their identity.


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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