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!
Recreating missing historic features is often part of restoring a house. This chimney cupboard (and the fireplace, brick oven, mantel, and much of the associated trim) had been removed decades before Whitten House was restored. Careful investigation indicated that there was sufficient physical and documentary information available to accurately reconstruct the missing elements.
Taking it to another level, the Podmore-Walker & Co. “Venus” Staffordshire transferware pattern, green and blue edged wares, and Reed and Barton pewter teapot all match items documented to have been in the house in the 19th century.
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!